PP3: QED and the Standard Model

QED and the Standard Model (PP3)

Module convenor: Dr. Konstantinos A. Petridis (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 fermions and their interactions via strong, electromagnetic and weak interactions.

The lecture notes for the entire course are available here. These are a copy of what is presented in the lectures.

The problems are here.


The material used by Joel Goldstein in previous years is also very useful and can be found below. Notes by Joel containing a condensed overview can be found here. In addition, Joel's slides from previous years can be found below

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: 
2016-2017
Starts: 
26/10/2016 - 11:00