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Unit STANDARD MODEL DYNAMICS

Course
Physics
Study-unit Code
GP005533
Curriculum
Fisica teorica
Teacher
Simone Pacetti
Teachers
  • Simone Pacetti - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 42 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Simone Pacetti
CFU
6
Course Regulation
Coorte 2017
Offered
2018/19
Learning activities
Affine/integrativa
Area
Attività formative affini o integrative
Sector
FIS/02
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Italian
Contents
Basic concepts of the Standard Model (SM)
Interactions of the SM
Symmetries and anomalies in the SM
Effective theories
Neutrinos
Low energy QCD
Kaons and flavor Physics
Phenomenological models of QCD
Weak interaction of heavy quarks
The Higgs boson
Reference texts
"Dynamics of the Standard Model", Second edition
John F. Donoghue, Eugene Golowich and Barry R. Holstein
Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology
Educational objectives
Deep knowledge of the basic concepts of the Standard Model, of the procedures
used to compute the physical properties of particles and the recent theoretical
and experimental advances, as those connected with the discovery of the Higgs boson.
Prerequisites
Quantum Field Theory
Particle Physics
Mathematical Physics
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons
Learning verification modality
Oral exam
Extended program
Basic concepts of the Standard Model (SM)
- Gauge symmetries
- Spontaneous symmetry breaking

Interactions of the SM
- QED, QCD and electroweak interactions
- CP violation in the quark sector

Symmetries and anomalies in the SM
- Path integral
- The U(1) anomaly
- Chiral anomalies

Effective theories
- The sigma model
- The effective lagrangian of QED
- Effective lagrangians beyond the SM

Neutrinos
- Lepton mixing
- Neutrino oscillations

Low energy QCD
- Chiral perturbation theory
- Phenomenology of non-perturbative QCD

Kaons and flavor Physics
- CP violation in the kaon sector
- The strong CP problem and the theta parameter

Phenomenological models of QCD
- The quark model for mesons and baryons

Weak interaction of heavy quarks
- Weak decays
- The B e D meson mixing
- The unitary triangle and the CP violation
- Rare decays

The Higgs boson
- Mass and coupling constants
- Contributions to electroweak corrections
- The Higgs potential and the vacuum stability
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