PP4: Deep Inelastic Scattering

Module title: Deep Inlastic Scattering (PP4)

Module convenor: Dr. Orlando Villalobos-Baillie (Birmingham)

Module aims: To provide an introduction to deep inelastic lepton scattering, and to selected other parton-level processes.

Learning objectives:
  • Basic ideas of deep inlastic scattering: Bjorken scaling, Callan-Gross relation; sum rules;
  • Comparison of charged lepton and neutrino deep-inelastic scattering. Parity violation;
  • QCD corrections.
  • The Drell-Yan Process. Comparison with Double Pomeron Exchange.
  • Jet production and fragmentation. Direct Photon Production.
  • Anomalies. "EMC" nuclear effect and spin structure of the nucleon.
  • Introduction to String model of fragmentation. Artru-Menessier model and the Lund Model.


Lecture notes available here

The problem sheet for this course is available here

Academic year: 
27/01/2016 - 11:00