The Standard Model


Lectures:  MoN 2-3pm + THu 2-3pm, SUPA room, JCMB 6224
TUTORIALS:   Friday 4-6pm, JCMB 4311   

UPDATED: Draft version of this years notes (rewriting Ch15 on)

Notes:                   SM_2014.pdf 

Tutorials:                 Tutorials_2014.pdf


For those with a love of scientific history, I will distribute relevant historic papers as we go. The following links should work from with UoE as we have institutional journal subscription. Other papers will be added here, so check back.

Feynman: Space-Time approach to Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics

Feynman: Space-Time approach to Quantum Electrodynamics

Yang, Mills: (SU2 Gauge Theory)

Gell-Mann: Hadron symmetries

Goldstone: Broken Symmetries

Higgs: Broken Symmetries and the Masses of Gauge Bosons

T. D. Lee and C. N. Yang :Parity Nonconservation and a Two-Component Theory of the Neutrino

Feynman and Gell-Mann: Theory of the Fermi Interaction

Weinberg: A model of leptons

Cabibbo: Unitary symmetry and leptonic decays

Kobayashi-Maskawa: CP violation in the renormalizable theory of weak interactions

Gross and Wilczek: Asymptotically free gauge theories

Nobel Prize Talks:

These are historically interesting and have talks on important topics spectacularly well written for the general audience by the originator of each discovery. Brilliant resource:

2008: Nambu, Kobayashi, Maskawa -- Spontaneous symmetry breaking ,CKM matrix
2004: Gross, Wilczek, Politzer-- Asymptotic freedom
1999: ‘t Hooft, Veltman -- Renormalizability of gauge theories
1988: Lederman, Schwartz, Steinberger -- muon neutrino
1984: Rubbia, van der Meer -- W and Z boson discovery
1982: Wilson -- renormalisation group
1980: Cronin, Fitch -- CP violation
1979: Glashow, Salam, Weinberg -- Electroweak theory
1969: Gell-Mann, Quark model
1965: Schwinger, Feynman, Tomonaga -- QED
1957: Yang, Lee -- Parity violation

Cheng and Li, “Gauge theory of elementary particle physics”
Srednecki, “Quantum Field Theory”   -- try before you buy
Peskin and Schroeder, “An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory”

Last years Notes:    

In the spirit that more material is always useful, below are last year’s notes.
Feedback on the changes is welcome.  Substantives changes are to the derivation of Feynman rules, and the addition of more flavour physics and hadronic matrix elemnts.

                  Lecture1                Lecture2                 Lecture3 
                Lecture4                Lecture5                 Lecture6                     
                Lecture7                  Lecture8                 Lecture9
                Lecture10              Lecture11               Lecture12              
                Lecture13              Lecture14               Lecture15 
                Lecture16              Lecture17               Lecture18 
                Lecture19              Lecture20               Lecture21