**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 January 10, 2017 *****

***** There will be no class on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - I'll be out of town. *****

- Neutrino masses and oscillations.
- Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD): quantization of non-Abelian gauge theories, running coupling and asymptotic freedom, chiral symmetry breaking, 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)
- 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 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

- 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 Tuesday, January 24 --> deadline changed to Thursday, January 26) -- Solution 1
- HW 2 (due Tuesday, February 7 --> deadline changed to Thursday, February 9) -- Solution 2
- HW 3 (due Tuesday, February 21) -- Solution 3
- HW 4 (due Thursday, March 2 --> deadline changed to Thursday, March 9) -- Solution 4
- HW 5 (due Thursday, March 30) -- Solution 5
- HW 6 (due Thursday, April 6) -- Solution 6
- HW 7 (due Thursday, April 20) -- Solution 7

Yuri Kovchegov