EPII,
advance topics within and beyond the Standard Model 

Fall 2008 
EPII is
an advanced course in Modern Elementary Particle Physics. The course is an
overview of the field with special emphasis on connection with existing and future
experiments in particle physics and maybe some implications in astrophysics and
cosmology.
Although
QFT is not required for the course, basic knowledge regarding Feynman diagram
techniques and RGE is recommended.
Here is
a preliminary syllabus for the course:
(i)
The
Standard Model (SM) electroweak (EW) sector, at tree level and including
radiative corrections.
(ii)
Understanding
the precision constraint via symmetries, effective field theory (EFT) and the
little hierarchy problem, “LEP paradox”.
(iii)
The
SM flavor sector, the flavor puzzle, symmetries, precision tests, EFT and the
“flavor (new physics) paradox”.
(iv)
Beyond
the SM: Unification, SUSY little hierarchy problem, extra dimensions in
particular emphasis will be given on warped phenomenology.
(v)
LHC
Physics.
These
are some of the references being used to prepare the lectures: (more references
will be added as the course advances).
Here
are transparencies and notes for the lectures:
Introduction and electroweak physics,
Extra dimension phenomenology.
The
grade will be based on the homeworks and on a final paper and presentation on
some specific topic.
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 ]
The
deadline for the presentation will be set at a later stage.