Introduction to Particle physics

Evolving Provisional Agenda

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4,

Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8,

Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12,

Week 13, Week 14, Week 15 Week 16

1) Monday January 8th

- Here are notes with more of a historical approach.
- Here is a collection of wikipedia links and original research articles which you should find interesting

Standard model overview continued

*) Monday January 15th:

3) Wednesday January 17th

- While Newton's law of dynamics is invariant under Galilean transformation, this is not the case of electrodynamics.
- Michelson and Morley's experiment establishes that the speed of light is independent from the state of motion of the observer.
- This implied the Lorentz transformations of Special Relativity.
- Have a look at Einstein's 1905 paper on the electrodynamic of moving bodies.
- Otherwise here is Einstein 1920 book re-edited: "Relativity: the special and general theory" which is really nice to read.
- Here is a 1975 derivation of Lorentz transformation by Levy-Leblond. It is interesting because it does not presuppose any particular role played by the speed of light or any other speed.
- There are some excellent lecture notes on special relativity written by David Hogg.

4) Monday January 22th

- We started with an exercise illustrating Lorentz transformations
- We introduced the concept of scalar and four-vectors
- Using this, we defined the four-velocity
- Quiz 02 solution

- We defined the four-momentum and reviewed its properties
- Here is an exercise on the neutral pion decay from the physics common exam at the U.
- Compton scattering. See also Arthur Compton 1923 paper.

6) Monday January 29th

7) Wednesday January 31st

8) Monday February 5th

9) Wednesday February 7th

10) Monday February 12th

MIDTERM covering U01/U02/U03

11) Wednesday February 14th

12) Monday February 19th:

13) Wednesday February 21st

14) Monday February 26th

15) Wednesday February 28th

16) Monday March 5th

17) Wednesday March 7th

18) Monday March 12th

MIDTERM covering U04/U05/U06

19) Wednesday March 14th

*) Monday March 19th:

*) Wednesday March 21st:

20) Monday March 26th

21) Wednesday March 28th

22) Monday April 2nd

23) Wednesday April 4th

24) Monday April 9th

25) Wednesday April 11th

26) Monday April 16th

27) Wednesday April 18th

28) Monday April 23rd

*) Tuesday April 24th:

Wednesday May 2nd from 15:30 to 17:30: