Physics 686 -- PHENOMENOLOGY OF PARTICLE PHYSICS -- SPRING 2011

Instructor: Professor S. Martin
Office: La Tourette 214
Phone: (815) 753-6467
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Office hours: M,Tu,W,Th 10:00 to 11:30 (or whenever you can find me).

Class meetings: M,W,Th 9:00-9:50, 227 La Tourette

Phone number for class conference call: (815) 753-0010.

Textbook: Lecture notes distributed instead of an official text. The lecture notes will be made available to registered students as hard copy. They are also available here in PDF form. Please let me know of any corrections you find!

Click here for an up-to-the minute list of corrections to the lecture notes. The last known correction was found on April 28, 2011.

As of the lecture of April 28, 2011, we have covered through the middle of page 233 in the notes.

Another important resource is the Particle Data Group's ``Review of Particle Properties" and its on-line version. You can even order your own free hard copy there. The whole RPP is a very large file, but individual sections can also be downloaded.

You may also want to look at one or more of the books listed in Appendix C of the lecture notes. However, I will not closely follow any of these books.

Grading: Based 100% on homework sets, assigned approximately weekly. (Late penalty policy: 5% off for each day after the due date, up to 1 week; 90% off after 1 week. Late means after 5:00 PM.)

Graduate catalog description: Advanced topics in the standard model of quarks, leptons, gauge bosons and their fundamental interactions. Particle production and decay phenomenology.

Syllabus

Homework #1 assignment (due Thursday, January 27, 2011)

Homework #2 assignment (due Monday, February 7, 2011)

Homework #3 assignment (due Wednesday, February 16, 2011)

Homework #4 assignment (due Wednesday, February 23, 2011)

Homework #5 assignment (due Wednesday, March 2, 2011)

Homework #6 assignment (due Friday, March 11, 2011)

Homework #7 assignment (due Wednesday, March 30, 2011)

Homework #8 assignment (due Thursday, April 7, 2011)

Homework #9 assignment (due Thursday, April 14, 2011)

Homework #10 assignment (due Thursday, April 28, 2011)

Homework #11 assignment (due Friday, May 6, 2011)