PP3: QED and the Standard Model

QED and the Standard Model (PP3)

Module convenor: Dr. Joel Goldstein (Bristol)


These lectures are designed to give an introduction to the gauge theories of the standard model of particle physics. No formal quantum field theory is assumed so there are times when rigour will be lacking. In the limited time available, the goal will be to understand the underlying physics of a single generation of fermions and their interactions via strong, electromagnetic and weak interactions.

The lecture notes for the entire course are available here.

Lecture slides:

Intro and QED.
Group Theory and QCD
The Weak Force and Symmetry Breaking
The Standard Model
Loops and Renormalisation

The full problems sheet is now available here.

Duration: 
1 hour
Academic year: 
2013-2014
Starts: 
19/11/2013 - 12:00