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Special Topics in Particle Physics II

not offered this year!

Official description

This advanced graduate course will summarize how we understand the process by which hard scattering events, characterized typically by high transverse-momentum (PT) processes, occur in energetic hadron-hadron collisions, and what effects have to be understood and taken into account in order to make robust measurements and discoveries of new phenomena.  The course will focus on the 7-14 TeV proton-proton collisions produced by the Large Hadron Collider, but will use examples from experience gained at the 2 TeV proton-antiproton Tevatron Collider.  The anatomy of a hard-scattering event will be dissected, and we'll discuss each element through the interplay between the theoretical and phenomenological framework and the experimental challenges.

This course is targeted at graduate students in particle physics experiment, theory or phenomenology who already have a background in relativistic quantum field theory and the Standard Model of particle physics.

PHY2403F Quantum Field Theory I
Recommended preparation
PHY2408F Phenomenology of the Standard Model
course title
specialized course
time and location
Time: F 10-noon Location: MP408

Delivery Methods

In Person

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* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.