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SCP7081760, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC2382, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination EXPERIMENTAL SUBNUCLEAR PHYSICS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge RICCARDO BRUGNERA FIS/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines FIS/01 Experimental Physics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Prerequisites: One assumes some prior knowledge: basic information regarding High Energy Physics and Quantum Electrodynamicscoming from the courses of Subnuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics and Theoretical physics of the fundamental interactions
Target skills and knowledge: The course gives fundamental information about some important aspects of the Standard Model (Chromodynamics, Electroweak theory,
Flavour Physics and oscillations) using an experimental approach. At the end of the course the student will have an up-to-date knowledge of the subnuclear physics. The student should be able to judge in a critical manner the results obtained by the various experiments.
Examination methods: Oral
Assessment criteria: At the end of the course there will be an oral examination regarding some of the arguments described during the lessons.
Course unit contents: Quantum Chromodynamics
QCD lagrangian, renormalization group equations, alpha_s as running coupling constant.
Dokhshitzer-Gribov-Altarelli-Parisi evolution equations. Structure functions.
Hadronization processes.

Electroweak Theory
SU(2)XU(1) model, radiative corrections, physics at the Z0, interference and asymmetries at LEP, LEPII.
Goldstone model, Higgs mechanism, Higgs phenomenology, search for the Higgs boson.
Physics at the hadronic colliders: search and properties of the top quark and of the vector bosons

CKM Matrix
Hierarchy of the parameters, different parametrization. Unitarity triangle. Example of measurement of some elements of the CKM matrix

CP violation and oscillations
Oscillation and CP violation in the neutral B system
CP violation in the mesons decays
Neutrinos oscillations: two flavours oscillations, three flavours oscillations, matter effect.
Solar neutrino oscillations and related experiments. Atmospheric neutrinos oscillations and related experiments. Log-baseline experiments.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Slides are used during the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Bibliographic information will be given to the students for specific arguments.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • C. Giunti and C.W. Kim, Fundamentals of Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics. --: Oxford University Press, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • R.K. Ellis, W.J. Stirling and B.R. Webber, QCD and Collider Physics. --: Cambridge Univerity Press, 1996. Cerca nel catalogo
  • R. Devenish and A. Cooper-Sarkar, Deep Inelastic Scattering. --: Oxford University Press, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo
  • F. Halzen and A.D. Martin, Quarks & Leptons. --: John Wiley & Sons, 1984. Cerca nel catalogo
  • W.E. Burcham and M. Jones, Nuclear and Particle Physics. --: Lonman Scientific & Technical, 1995. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Bettini, Elementary Particle Physics. --: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo