​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to: FYSC14/EXTF85​ Physics: Particle Physics, Cosmology and Accelerators, 7.5 credits

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Which are the fundamental constituents of matter and which forces act upon them? Particle Physics is the subject that addresses the fundamental principles governing our world​​​, and how the fundamental constituents of matter interact with each other to produce the world we see. This understanding is formulated mathematically by the theory known as the Standard Model. In this course the constituents and forces in the Standard Model will be introduced.

The Experimental aspect of the course covers both the technical principles of large accelerators, such as the 27 km circumference Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at
CERN, and the detector technologies of the experiments measuring the particles produced in the collisions produced by the accelerator.

Finally, theory and experiment comes together in the discussion of possible
extensions of the Standard Model, such as candidates for Dark Matter and Supersymmetric particles, and the experimental techniques used to search for them.

The overall goal of the course is to give a broad perspective of the field and to
highlight some surprising and intriguing aspects of particle physics such as anti-matter, neutrino oscillations, quark confinement, and the Higgs mechanism.

At the end of the course, there is the chance to visit the international particle physics laboratory DESY in Hamburg. The visit will be guided by scientists working at the laboratory and will show some real-life examples of particle physics research.​​​


Term: ​Autumn and Spring          Period: ​2​​  and 4

Course Code LTH: EXTF85

Course Code Science Faculty
FYSC14

Level: ​G
Language: English
Coordinator: Caterina Doglioni
Registration/Requirements: L​UBAS
Schedule: TimeEdit​

Form of teaching

Lectures, 2 hand-in problems, and 1 lab. The lectures all have recommended exercises that the students is encouraged to solve to get the optimal learning outcome of the course.​

At the end of the course, there is the chance to visit the international particle physics ​​laboratory DESY in Hamburg. The visit will be guided by ​​scientists working at the laboratory and will show some real-life examples of particle physics research.


Lectures:
 ​44 hours
Laboratory work​: 8 ​​hours 


Assessment​

The course finishes with an oral exam (5 hp) and a lab report (2.5 hp). The final grade is a hp weighted average of each of these grades. The two hand-in problems gives 25% of the final grade for the oral exam.

All partial elements of the course: the two hand-in problems, the lab, the oral exam, ​
and the DESY trip have to be passed for the course to be passed.

Grading Scale Science Faculty: 
​U-G-VG
Grading Scale​ Technical Faculty: ​TH

Literature

  • ​B.R. Martin and G. Shaw: "Particle Physics”, 3rd edition, Wiley & sons 2008. (ISBN 978-0-470-03294-7).

This book is comple​m​ented with hand-outs and lecture notes on​ relativistic kinematics, and on accelerators that have to be bought from Media-Tryck. These notes includes Chapter 1 from Leif Jönsons notes.

Main Teachers

phone: ​​046 222 77 09
phone: 046 222 76 95




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