
Course unit
STANDARD MODEL
SCP7081698, A.A. 2019/20
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20
Mutuated
Course unit code 
Course unit name 
Teacher in charge 
Degree course code 
SCP7081698 
STANDARD MODEL 
PARIDE PARADISI 
SC2382 
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary Sector 
Credits allocated 
Core courses 
FIS/02 
Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Models and Methods 
6.0 
Course unit organization
Period 
Second semester 
Year 
1st Year 
Teaching method 
frontal 
Type of hours 
Credits 
Teaching hours 
Hours of Individual study 
Shifts 
Lecture 
6.0 
48 
102.0 
No turn 
Prerequisites:

Students should be familiar with the fundamental aspects of field theory, quantum electrodynamics and the calculation of amplitudes for physical processes through Feynman diagrams. 
Target skills and knowledge:

Familiarity with the main aspects of electroweak interactions in light of the most recent experimental results. 
Examination methods:

Oral examination 
Assessment criteria:

The oral examination is intended to assess the assimilation of the Electroweak Interaction properties and their correct application in the context of simple problems. 
Course unit contents:

Lagrangian construction summary for the Standard Model; Yukawa interactions and flavor physics; Aspects of the physics of the B meson; Mass terms for neutrinos, leptonic mixing and neutrino oscillations; Anomalies and the decay of the pion into two photons; Standard Model Precision Tests; Production and decay of the Higgs boson. The Standard Model as an effective theory and the hierarchy problem. Running of the Gauge coupling constants: Gauge coupling unification, asymptotic freedom and confinement. Grand unified theories. 
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

Frontal lessons with illustration of the electroweak theory through problems and exercises. 
Additional notes about suggested reading:

Lecture notes. 
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings) 

Peskin, Michael E.; Schroeder, Daniel V., An introduction to quantum field theory. : Mass., AddisonWesley, 1995.

Schwartz, Matthew Dean, Quantum field theory and the standard model. : Cambridge univ. press, 2014.

Cheng, TaPei; Li, LingFong, Gauge theory of elementary particle physics. : Clarendon Press, 1984.

L. B. Okun, Leptons and Quarks. : NorthHolland, 1982.


