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PHYS51645: Particle Physics
|Type||Tied||Level||5||Credits||45||Availability||Available in 2019/20|
Excluded Combination of Modules
- Critical understanding of the paradigms, fundamental ideas, the calculational methods and the experimental underpinnings of modern theoretical particle physics through several topics taught at MSc level.
- Ability in applying the theory and practice of this knowledge to standard and novel problems or in explaining fundamental aspects of particle theory.
- Provide an overview of all aspects of modern particle theory and in particular its phenomenology at current and future experiments.
- Introductory Field Theory
- Introductory Quantum Field Theory
- Quantum Electrodynamics
- Standard Model
- Quantum Chromodynamics
- Effective Field Theories and Flavour Physics
- Astroparticle and Neutrino Physics
- Higgs Physics
- Knowledge in the topics of the lectures, and the relevant ideas and techniques.
- Understanding of the interplay across different topics
- Specialised and highly advanced calculational skills in the areas studied
- Solving complex, novel and specialised problems, draw conclusions and deploy physical intuition, with minimal guidance
- Problem solving, written presentation of an argument
- Ability to learn actively and reflectively, to develop intuition, and the ability to tackle unfamiliar and complex new material
- Self-organisation, self-discipline and self-knowledge
- Responsible research
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module
Teaching Methods and Contact Hours
|Lectures in Introduction to Field Theory||24||6 per week||60 minutes||24|
|Lectures in Introductory Quantum Field Theory||8||2 per week||60 minutes||8|
|Lectures in Quantum Electrodynamics||12||3 per week||60 minutes||12|
|Lectures in Standard Model||12||3 per week||60 minutes||12|
|Lectures in Quantum Chromodynamics||12||3 per week||60 minutes||12|
|Lectures in Effective Field Theory and Flavour Physics||12||3 per week||60 minutes||12|
|Lectures in Neutrino and Astroparticle Physics||12||3 per week||60 minutes||12|
|Lectures Higgs Physics||12||3 per week||60 minutes||12|
|Component: Coursework||Component Weighting: 100%|
|Element||Length / duration||Element Weighting||Resit Opportunity|
|Introduction to Field Theory, Introductory Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Electrodynamics, Standard Model||60%|
|Select equivalent of 32 lectures from Quantum Chromodynamics, Effective Field Theories and Flavour Physics, Neutrino and Astroparticle Physics, Higgs Physics||40%|
Through unmarked homework
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