8.811 Particle Physics

Class Info

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 26-414.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 8.811 was rated 4.6 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Particle Physics II site or on the 8.811 Stellar site.

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