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. These form a condensed overview and should be used in conjunction with lecture material and problems sets to be comprehensive.

The problems are here.

Lecture slides:

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

Duration: 
1 hour
Academic year: 
2015-2016
Starts: 
10/11/2015 - 11:00