SS 17 Theoretical Particle Physics

Time & Place

Tuesdays, 10:00--11:30 und
Thursdays, 8:30--10:00.

Note: No lecture on July 6th, instead double lecture 8:30-11:30 on July 11th.

Handbibliothek PH 3343


  1. Warmup
  2. QED
  3. Standard Model

Notes from 2012. (Note: Occasional errors will only be corrected in the current notes.)


  • Warmup: cross sections, decay rates, some processes in quantum electrodynamics
  • Nonabelian gauge theory & spontaneous symmetry breaking (brief review of material taught in QFT II in more detail), the Standard Model of Particle Physics
  • Deep inelastic scattering & structure of the nucleon
  • The W, Z and Higgs bosons
  • Quarks, hadrons and flavour
  • Neutrinos




I will revise and adapt the notes from the courses of SS 13, WS 12/13. In addition, I recommend

  • Donoghue, Golowich, Holstein, Dynamics of The Standard Model
  • Schwartz, Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model
  • Ellis, Stirling, Webber, QCD and Collider Physics
  • Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields, vols. I & II


Coordinators: Marco Drewes, Dario Gueter, Juraj Klaric

There will be one group on Monday, 12pm, in the Handbibliothek.