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.

Lecture Notes

The notes for the complete course are available here.

Lecture Slides

1 - Introduction and QED
2 - Group Theory and QCD
3 - The Weak Force and Symmetry Breaking
4 - The Standard Model
5 - Loops and Renormalisation

Problem Sheet

The problem sheet (now with all questions) is here.

Duration: 
1 hour
Academic year: 
2012-2013
Starts: 
07/11/2012 - 12:00