The students will learn the physics of fundamental particles and their interactions, as described by the Standard Model of elementary particles, both from the formal point of view, and from that of the experimental techniques.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students are expected to know: - the lagrangians of QED, QCD, the electroweak model, the physical fields and interaction terms, the computation at tree-level of cross-sections and decay widths - the experimental foundation of QCD, that put into evidence the parton composition of the proton, the quark and gluon production, the evidence of the color - the precision measurements of the electroweak theory, that allowed to validate the Standard Model at per mil precision - the main characteristics of physics at hadron colliders, the experimental techniques to identify particles and jets and to measure cross sections - the statistical techniques to extract from data measurements of quantities at a given confidence level, perform hypothesis tests, establish discovery of exclusion of new physics signals - the predicted properties of the Higgs boson, the experimental techniques used for its discovery and the measurements of its properties - some notions of supersymmetry, its phenomenology, and present experimental limits
Lesson period: Second semester
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