Course Text

Manohar, Aneesh V., and Mark B. Wise. Heavy Quark Physics. Cambridge, UK; New York City, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780521642415 (hb).

Errata can be found on the Heavy Quark Physics Web site.

Standard Model References

Georgi, H. Weak Interactions and Modern Particle Theory. Menlo Park, CA: Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, 1984. ISBN: 9780805331639. (out of print, but available online at Physics 283 home page.)

Donoghue, J. F., E. Golowich, and B. H. Holstein. Dynamics of the Standard Model. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780521362887.

QCD and Jet Physics References

Ellis, Stirling, and Webber. QCD and Collider Physics. New ed. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, December 4, 2003. ISBN: 9780521545891.

Barger, and Phillips. Collider Physics. Boulder, CO; Oxford, England: Westview Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780201149456.

Muta. Foundations of Quantum Chromodynamics. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 1998. ISBN: 9789810226749.

Narison. QCD as a Theory of Hadrons. Cambridge, UK; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780521811644.

Field Theory References

Peskin, M. E., and D. V. Schroeder. An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory. New York, NY: Harper Collins, June 1995. ISBN: 9780201503975.

Pokorski, S. Gauge Field Theories. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, February 28, 2000. ISBN: 9780521472456 (hardback), 9780521478168 (paperback).

Collins, J. Renormalization: An Introduction to Renormalization, the Renormalization Group, and the Operator-product Expansion. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], UK; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1986, c1984. ISBN: 9780521311779.

Lec # readings assignments
3 Standard Model Review: Read section 1.1 of Manohar, and/or chapter 2 of Georgi; Also read 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 of Manohar
4 Look at the paper handed out in class: Buchmuller, W., and D. Wyler. “dim-6 Operators.” Nuclear Physics B268 (1986): 621.

Also, the C. Arzt paper discussed in class, hep-ph/9304230: Arzt, C. “Reduced Effective Lagrangians.” Physics Letters B342 (1995): 189.

5 Read 1.5 of Manohar. On assignment 2 there is a problem on renormalons. For reading on this subject see Section 4.6 of Manohar and also hep-ph/9807443: Beneke, M. “Renormalons.” Physics Reports 317 (1999): 1.
7 Read 1.6 of Manohar. For a more detailed discussion of this material see hep-ph/9512380 (sections III C, D, E, F): Buchalla, Gerhard, Andrzej J. Buras, and Markus E. Lautenbacher. “Weak Decays Beyond Leading Logarithms.” Reviews of Modern Physics 68 (1996): 1125.

For those of you interested in learning more about evanescent operators read hep-ph/9806471 (sections 4.4 and 6.9): Buras, Andrzej J. “Weak Hamiltonian, CP Violation and Rare Decays.” 1998.

9 Read Georgi Section 2.6 and chapter 5 to complement our Chiral Perturbation theory discussion this week. The pion scattering loop from class is quoted with slightly more detail in 5.10. Donoghue et al. pp. 97-115 is also good reading.
10 The equations of motion for Sigma in Chiral Perturbation theory are derived on pp. 104-105 of the review hep-ph/0210398: Scherer, S. “Introduction to Chiral Perturbation Theory.” Advanced Nuclear Physics 27 (2003): 277.
11-12 Reading for this week is chapter 2 and chapter 3 of Manohar.
13-14 Reading for this week is chapter 3 and chapter 4 of Manohar.
15 Reading on the OPE can be found in chapter 6 of Manohar. For further reading on quark-hadron duality look at the classic paper: Poggio, Quinn, and Weinberg. Physical Review Letters D13 (1976): 1958; and a more recent review on duality in B-decays, hep-ph/0212021: Bigi, Ikaros I., and Thomas Mannel. “Parton–Hadron Duality in B Meson Decays.” 2002.
18 Reading on the Two-Nucleon EFT, nucl-th/9801034 (fine-tuning): Kaplan, David B., Martin J. Savage, and Mark B. Wise. “A New Expansion for Nucleon-Nucleon Interactions.” Physics Letters B424 (1998): 390.

hep-ph/9907448 (section 2.3 on the fixed points and beta function; also chapter 5 on why its one-loop exact for a certain class of operators and also details on ren. schemes): Stewart, Iain W. “Applications of Chiral Perturbation Theory in Reactions with Heavy Particles.” 1999.

20 Symmetries at the interacting fixed points, hep-th/9910025 (conformal invariance): Mehen, Thomas, Iain W. Stewart, and Mark B. Wise. “Conformal Invariance for Non-Relativistic Field Theory.” Physics Letters B474 (2000): 145.

hep-ph/9902370 (the su(4) Wigner symmetry): Mehen, Thomas, Iain W. Stewart, and Mark B. Wise. “Wigner symmetry in the limit of large scattering lengths.” Physical Review Letters 83 (1999): 931.

And finally nucl-th/9911001 (what goes wrong numerically when pions are included perturbatively): Fleming, Sean, Thomas Mehen, and Iain W. Stewart. “NNLO Corrections to Nucleon-Nucleon Scattering and Perturbative Pions.” Nuclear Physics A677 (2000): 313.

The deuteron e.m. form factor, nucl-th/9804032: Kaplan, David B., Martin J. Savage, and Mark B. Wise. “A Perturbative Calculation of the Electromagnetic Form Factors of the Deuteron.” Physical Review C59 (1999): 617.

21-27 Read my “Notes on Soft-Collinear Effective Theory.”

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