Y3 Particle Physics

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Material for the 2013-14 course will be revised on a rolling basis from last year's course.

All lectures are in Physics West 117, starting 13 January 2014

  • Mondays at 1500, Thursdays at 1200

References for further reading/background information are given below each lecture.

The course Reading List is similar to previous PP courses.

new 2014 Summer Studentships at Rutherford Lab. (Oxfordshire), deadline 31 Mar 2014

Written lecture notes are not distributed but all transparencies/handouts are given below.

  • presentation Lecture 7 (4 slides/page) - meson and baryon multiplets
    • Griffiths, pp. 30-35, 37-41 (recommend).
    • Griffiths, pp. 191-193 (masses of baryons, recommend), 129-131, 135 (isospin, related to masses).
    • Perkins (3rd edition), pp.146-152 (recommend).
    • Williams, pp.108 - 208.
    • V. E. Barnes et al. (1964), "Observation of a Hyperon with Strangeness Number Three“, Phys. Rev. Lett. 12, 204–206 (1964)

  • presentation Lecture 8 (4 slides/page) - baryon wavefunction and colour charge
    • Griffiths, pp. 176-181
    • Perkins (3rd edition), pp.150
    • Perkins (3rd edition), pp.283-284

  • presentation Lecture 11 (4 slides/page) - Fragmentation, running couplings
    • Halzen and Martin,pp. 16-26
    • Griffiths, pp. 298-301
    • Williams, pp. 221-227
    • Perkins (3rd edition), pp. 44-46
    • Griffiths, pp. 283-288
    • Martin, pp. 160-164.

  • presentationLecture 12 (4 slides/page) - Particle decays, strong and weak decays, conservation rules
    • Griffiths, pp. 66-71,79-82, 84-85.

  • presentation Lecture 13 (4 slides/page) - Quark flavour conservation, CKM matrix
    • Griffiths, pp. 74-77, 324-329.
    • Williams not the best for this topic

  • presentationLecture 14 (4 slides/page) CKM matrix, heavy flavour production and decay
    • Griffiths, pp. 74-77, 324-329.
    • Martin, pp. 192-198.

  • presentationLecture 17 (4 slides/page) - Parity, Charge conjugation, Time reversal symmetries
    • Griffiths, pp. 136-144, 149-151, 161.
    • Perkins (3rd edition), pp. 71-76, 83-86,
    • Martin, pp. 183-186
    • Some experimental studies of T/CPT invariance

  • presentationLecture 18 (4 slides/page) - Parity violation in weak interaction, helicity
    • Williams, pp. 305-310; see also Lecture 17 textbook references.
    • Halzen and Martin. p. 254
    • Perkins (3rd edition), p. 214-216; 222-225
    • Martin, pp. 189-192
    • C.S. Wu, E. Ambler, R.W. Hayward, D.D. Hoppes, R.P. Hudson, "Experimental Test of Parity Conservation in Beta Decay", Phys. Rev. 105, 1413 (1957).

  • Lecture 20 (4 slides/page) Weak neutral currents (Z) and experiments. Slides 13-21, only qualitative description expected, details not required
    • Perkins (3rd edition), p317-318;
    • Griffiths, pp. 72-74;
    • presentation video LEP "Fest" - 10-11 Oct. 2000, collection of talks at the end of LEP (machine, beam energy calibration, particle physics)

  • [Lecture 22 was intentionally left blank]

Problem Sheets - one more example to be added

Plausible solutions to specific questions in past exam papers

-- NigelWatson - 09 Jan 2012

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