Nuclear and Particle Physics II

WS 2013/14      Ch. Weinheimer
Institut für Kernphysik, Room 220, Tel: 0251 833 4971, Email:
Sekretariat: Ms. Erdmann, Room 219, Tel: 0251 833 4970

Tuesday 1:15-2:00 pm, Thursday 2:15-4:00 pm, Seminarraum 104, Institut für Kernphysik

Language of the lecture:

This is a lecture in the Master Program. On request by participants, the lecture is given in English.


1) Introduction
(additional transperencies charmonium)
2) Dirac equation
3) Local gauge invariance → free particles → interacting particles
(additional transperencies g-2 experiment)   (additional transperencies Lamb-shift)
4) Feynman-rules
  Calculation of a cross section
5) Weak interaction
(additional transperencies Goldhaber experiment) (additional transperencies double beta decay)
6) Discovery of the W and Z bosons, number of neutrinos from Z-resonance
(additional transperencies W/Z bosons)
7) Unification of electromagnetic and weak interactions
(additional transperencies)
8) Higgs mechanism, the discovery of the Higgs boson, the masses of fermions and gauge bosons
(additional transperencies)
(animation of the particle detection with the ATLAS detector at LHC)
(ATLAS detector: transperencies from a talk by Oleg Solovyanov)
(gif-animation of Higgs search with ATLAS detector with Higgs decay into 4 muons)
(gif-animation of Higgs search with ATLAS detector with Higgs decay into 2 photons)
(gif-animation of Higgs search with A\ TLAS detector with Higgs decay into 2 W bosons)
9) CP violation
(additional transperencies CP violation)
10) Strong interaction
(additional transperencies strong interaction)
11) Physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics
(additional transperencies neutrinos oscillation and masses)
(additional transperencies dark matter - evidences and detection)
(additional transperency running coupling constants with and without SUSY)

Web pages:

Script (in German):
Prelinary version (chapter 8 is only very fractionially included, chapter 11 not at all)

Notes of the lecture:
(140 MB, online notes from the electronic black board complemented by notes from a student, when the electronic black board failed. Special password required)


C. Berger: Elementarteilchenphysik Springer
F. Halzen, A. Martin: Quarks and Leptons Wiley & Sons (Theoriebuch)
B. Povh, K. Rith, Ch. Scholz, F. Zetsche: Teilchen und Kerne Springer (auch in Englisch erhältlich)
D. Perkins: Introduction to High-Energy-Physics Cambridge University Press (gibt es auch in Deutsch als ältere Ausgabe, ist aber zur Zeit vergriffen)
D. Griffiths: Introduction to Elementary Particles Wiley & Sons
P. Schmüser: Feynmangraphen für Experimentalphysiker Springer (Theoriebuch von einem Experimentalphysiker)