**PH-711 Particle Physics **

- Relativistic quantum mechanics, Klein Gordon and Dirac equations. Pauli and Weyl representations of gamma matrices, antiparticles, Majorana representation, left and right handed particles, zitterbewung.
- Continuous symmetries and the Noether theorem, space reflection, time reversal, charge conjugation, and other discrete symmetries.
- Scattering matrix, relation to crosssections, crossing symmetry, dispersion relations, Cutkosky rules.
- Minimal coupling to electromagnetic field, diagrammatic perturbation theory, Ruther, Moller, and Bhabha scattering.
- Introduction to the gauge principle, non-abelian transformations, examples of SU(2) and SU(3) gauge theories.
- The parton model, deep inelastic scattering, running of the coupling constant, beta function, limitations of the perturbative approach.
- V-A Theory of weak interactions, beta decay, tests of
**C**and**P-**violation, time reversal invariance, leptonic and semileptonic decays. - Spontaneous symmetry breaking, Goldstone theorem, Higgs mechanism, standard model, experimental tests of standard model of particle physics.
- Neutrino oscillations, mass matrices and mixing, tests for generations beyond three.

Recommended Texts:

*Quarks and Leptons*, An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics" by F. Halzen and A.D. Martin, Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (January 6, 1984)*An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory*, by M.E. Peskin and D.V. Schroeder, Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company, 1995.*Collider Physics,*by V.D. Barger, R.J.N. Phillips, Publisher: Westview Press; Upd Sub edition (December 17, 1996)*A Modern Introduction to Particle Physics*, Fayyazuddin and Riazuddin, Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc. 2nd Edition, September 29, 2000.