Advanced Topics in Particle Physics


Fall 2009

Instructors:
Place and Time:
 Sun. 09:1511:00 K.B. Weissman, Seminar Rm A.
 Thu. 09:1511:00 K.B. Weissman, Seminar Rm B.
 First Lecture: 5/11/2009.
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).
 T.P. Cheng and LF. Li, Gauge theory of elementary
particle physics,
 V. Barger and R. Phillips, Collider physics
 S. Novaes, Standard model: An Introduction, hepph/0001283.
 S. Dawson, Introduction to electroweak symmetry
breaking hepph/9901280.
 S. Dawson, Tasi lectures
http://quark.phy.bnl.gov/~dawson/tasi06.html
 W. Hollik, Electroweak theory hepph/9602380.
 J. Wells, Introduction to precision EW analysis hepph/0512342.
 G. Branco, L. Lavoura & J. Silva, CP
Violation.
 Y. Nir, CP Violation: A New Era, hepph/0109090.
 G. Perez, Brief Introduction to Flavor Physics, arXiv:0911.2092.
 S. Martin, A Supersymmetry primer, hepph/9709356.
 J. Louis, I. Brunner & S. Huber, The
supersymmetric standard model, hepph/9811341 .
 K. Agashe, TASI 2006 lectures
on extra dimensions.
 R. Sundrum, TASI 2005 lectures: To the fifth
dimension and back, hepth/0508134.
 G. Kribs, TASI 2004 lectures on the phenomenology
of extra dimensions, hepph/0605325.
 C. Csaki, TASI 2002 lectures on extra dimensions
and branes, hepph/0404096.
 T. Gherghetta, An introduction to warped
dimensions and holography, PoS
STRINGSLHC:006,2006.
 TASI 2002 lectures on extra dimensions and branes,
hepph/0404096.
 C. Csaki, et. al, Gauge Theories on an Interval:
Unitarity without a Higgs, hepph/0305237.
 C. Csaki, et. al, Towards a realistic model of
Higgsless electroweak symmetry breaking, hepph/0308038.
 K. Agashe,
G. Perez & A. Soni, Flavor structure of warped extra dimension models,
hepph/0408134.
 K. Agashe, et. al, RS1, custodial isospin and
precision tests, hepph/0308036.
 T.
Gherghetta & A. Pomarol, Bulk fields and supersymmetry in a slice of
AdS, hepph/0003129.
 C. Csaki, et. al, Fermions on an interval: Quark
and lepton masses without a Higgs, hepph/0310355.
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 (50%)
 Presentation
(50%)
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.
Useful Links: