8.811 Particle Physics
Modern review of particles, interactions, and recent experiments. Experimental and analytical methods. QED, electroweak theory, and the Standard Model as tested in recent key experiments at ee and pp colliders. Mass generation, W, Z, and Higgs physics. Weak decays of mesons, including heavy flavors with QCD corrections. Mixing phenomena for K, D, B mesons and neutrinos. CP violation with results from B-factories. Future physics expectations: Higgs, SUSY, sub-structure as addressed by new experiments at the LHC collider.
This class has 8.701 as a prerequisite.
8.811 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by L. Winslow.
Lecture occurs 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 8-205.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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