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SCP7081698, 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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Degree course track NuPhys - NUCLEAR PHYSICS [004PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination STANDARD MODEL
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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Teacher in charge PARIDE PARADISI FIS/02

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary 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 of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 STANDARD MODEL 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 PARADISI PARIDE (Presidente)
ZWIRNER FABIO (Membro Effettivo)
2 STANDARD MODEL 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 PARADISI PARIDE (Presidente)
ZWIRNER FABIO (Membro Effettivo)

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., Addison-Wesley, 1995. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Schwartz, Matthew Dean, Quantum field theory and the standard model. --: Cambridge univ. press, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cheng, Ta-Pei; Li, Ling-Fong, Gauge theory of elementary particle physics. --: Clarendon Press, 1984. Cerca nel catalogo
  • L. B. Okun, Leptons and Quarks. --: North-Holland, 1982. Cerca nel catalogo