Introduction to Particle Physics
Final Exam solutions posted.
first result released. A significant deficit in reactor
anti-neutrinos found, excluding all other oscillation solutions to the
solar neutrino problem than the "Large Mixing Angle" solution. The
paper can be obtained from here.
Nobel Prize in Physics Announced. Raymond Davis and Masatoshi
Koshiba, pioneers in underground neutrino experiments. We will
discuss these works later in the course, but you can read ahead.
experiment, an interferometry experiment that studies
cosmic-microwave background, announced the first measurement of E-mode
polarization. Bill Holzapfel in our Department is the major
collaborator in this experiment.
ATHENA experiment at CERN produced thousands of anti-hydrogen, and
they intend to compare the atomic spectra to the ordinary hydrogen.
See their web site for
Lectures: Tu Th 11-1230, 343 LECONTE
- Discussion section: Tu 1-2, 335 LECONTE, Th 3-4, 337 LECONTE
Homeworks: bi-weekly, due Friday 4pm
Exams: one Midterm (Oct 31, in class), one Final
2-1019 (no voice machine), 486-5589 (LBNL, with voice machine)
447 Birge, 50A-5109 (LBNL)
- Office Hours: Th 1:30-3:00
Th 12:40-1:40 and F 2-3
- 137A-137B (137B may be taken concurrently)
- This course introduces
particle physics for seniors. I intend to introduce fundamental
concepts in particle physics in a semi-historical fashion, starting
from discovery of radioactivity, anti-matter, nuclear structure,
hadron resonances, to theory of quarks and gluons, W/Z bosons, as
summarized in the Standard Model. Then we move on to more recent
topics in neutrino oscillation, unification and cosmology to the
extent time allows.
- Special Relativity
- Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
- Strong Interaction
- Weak Interaction
- Standard Model
- Neutrino Oscillation
- Big-Bang Cosmology
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