Advanced Topics in Particle Physics

 

Fall 2009


Instructors:

 

Place and Time:

Syllabus:

1. Supersymmetry:
     (i) Basic formalism
     (ii) The MSSM
     (iii) SUSY breaking mediation
     (iv) Flavor phys. in SUSY
2. Extra dimensions:
     (i) Basic formalism, large and universal extra dimensions (UEDs).
     (ii) Warped extra dimension
     (iii) Warped flavor physics
3. LHC physics:
     (i) Basics.
     (ii) SUSY discovery and SUSY vs. UED.
     (iii) Warped LHC phenomenology
4. Neutrinos (if time permits)

Texts:

These are some of the references being used to prepare the lectures: (more references will be added as the course advances).

 

 

Lecture Notes:

Some material for the lectures:

Transparencies-

Introduction (electroweak little hierarchy problem & the NP flavor puzzle);

Extra dimension phenomenology;

Some LHC Pheno'.

 

 Notes-

Brief introduction;

Supersymmetry phenomenology, chapter 1;

Supersymmetry phenomenology, chapter 2;

Supersymmetry phenomenology, chapter 3;

Supersymmetry phenomenology, chapter 4;

Supersymmetry phenomenology, chapter 5;

Supersymmetry phenomenology, chapter 6;

Supersymmetry phenomenology, chapter 7;

Supersymmetry phenomenology, chapter 8.

 

 

 

 

 

Grades:

The grade will be based on the homeworks and on a final paper and presentation on some specific topic.

Problem Sets:

Problem sets will be assigned in class and are due on the date shown. You are expected to solve them on your own and the final calculations handed in must be your own work.

·  Homework Assignment 1 [ pdf ]

·  Homework Assignment 2 [ pdf ]

·  Homework Assignment 3 [ pdf ]

·  Homework Assignment 4 [ pdf ]

·  Homework Assignment 5 [ pdf ]

 

 

 

Topics and Dates for Talks:

The deadline for the presentation will be set at a later stage.

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