**Office: **M2042 Physics Research Building

**Office Hours: ** stop by anytime

**Course Meets: **Tuesdays Thursdays 11:10 am - 12:30 pm , Scott Lab, room N044.

**Grader:** TBA

***** First Class Meets Tuesday, August 22, 2017 *****

***** There will be no classes on Tuesday, Thursday, September 12 & 14, 2017 - I'll be out of town. *****

***** There will be no classes on Tuesday, Thursday, October 3 & 5, 2017 - I'll be out of town. *****

***** There will be a make-up class on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the usual time, 11:10 am - 12:30 pm, but in PRB M2015. *****

- Brief introduction to Quantum Field Theory: scalar, Dirac and gauge fields, Feynman diagrams.
- Elements of Group Theory and Constituent Quark Model: groups, representations, Young tableaux, product representations; the Eightfold way, the QCD Lagrangian, SU(3) flavor and SU(3) color groups.
- Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking: Landau-Ginzburg theory, the Goldstone theorem, sigma-model, chiral symmetry breaking in QCD and pion as a Goldstone boson.
- Electroweak (EW) Interactions: Fermi theory of weak interactions, Electroweak SU(2) x U(1) Lagrangian, the Higgs boson and spontaneous EW symmetry breaking, CKM matrix, e^+e^- annihilation, Z-boson decay and neutrino generations.
- Neutrino masses and oscillations.
- Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD): quantization of non-Abelian gauge theories, running coupling and asymptotic freedom, heavy quark potential and quark confinement.
- QCD in high-energy scattering: Deep Inelastic Scattering (e+p) and parton model, DGLAP evolution equations, operator product expansion, hadron scattering (p+p) and jets.
- Axial anomaly, instantons.
- Small-x physics and parton saturation; proton spin puzzle.

- T.-P. Cheng and L.-F. Li - Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics, Google Books

- D. Griffiths - Introduction to Elementary Particles, Google Books (this book is more of a prerequisite, as it is at a less advanced level than the course, but is a good introduction to some topics)
- D. H. Perkins - Introduction to High Energy Physics, Google Books (also an introductory-level text)
- M. E. Peskin - Concepts of Elementary Particle Physics (ditto, but has most of our main conclusions in it)
- F. Halzen, A. D. Martin - Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics, Google Books
- H. Georgi - Lie Algebras in Particle Physics, Google Books (an excellent source on Group theory for particle physicists)
- M. E. Peskin, D. V. Schroeder - An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory (mostly Part III), Google Books
- J. F. Donoghue, E. Golowich, B. R. Holstein - Dynamics of the Standard Model, Google Books
- E. Leader, E. Predazzi - An Introduction to Gauge Theories and Modern Particle Physics, Google Books
- C. Burgess, G. Moore - The Standard Model: A Primer, Google Books
- Y. Kovchegov, E. Levin - Quantum Chromodynamics at High Energy, Google Books
- S. Weinberg - The Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol. 2: Modern Applications, Google Books

- Introduction
- Classical Field Theory
- Canonical Quantization
- Quark Model and Group Theory
- Lecture 10 (part 2)
- Lecture 11
- Lecture 12
- Lecture 13
- Lecture 14
- Lecture 15
- Lecture 16
- Lecture 17
- Lecture 18 (part 1)
- Spontaneous Chiral Symmetry Breaking
- The Electroweak Theory

- Introduction and review + Neutrino masses and oscillations
- Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD)
- Brief refresher on path and functional integrals
- Lecture 7
- Functional integral quantization of the real scalar phi^4 field theory
- Lecture 8
- Lecture 9
- Lecture 10
- Lecture 11
- Lecture 12
- Lecture 13
- Lecture 14
- Lecture 15
- Lecture 16
- Lecture 17
- Parton Model and Deep Inelastic Scattering (DIS)
- Particle Production in High Energy Hadronic Collisions
- Axial Anomaly

- Free Scalar, Dirac and Gauge Fields
- Quark Model and Group Theory
- Spontaneous Chiral Symmetry Breaking
- The Electroweak Theory

- Review
- Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD)
- Parton Model and Deep Inelastic Scattering (DIS)
- Lecture 7
- A short note on cross sections
- Lecture 8
- Lecture 9
- Lecture 10
- Lecture 11
- Lecture 12 (part 1)
- Particle Production in High Energy Hadronic Collisions
- Axial Anomaly
- Instantons

- HW 1 (due Thursday, September 7) -- Solution 1
- HW 2 (due Thursday, September 21) -- Solution 2
- HW 3 (due Tuesday, October 10) -- Solution 3
- HW 4 (due Thursday, October 19 --> deadline changed to Tuesday, October 24) -- Solution 4
- HW 5 (due Tuesday, November 7 --> deadline changed to Thursday, November 9) -- Solution 5
- HW 6 (due Tuesday, November 21) -- Solution 6
- HW 7 (due Tuesday, December 5) -- Solution 7

Yuri Kovchegov