**Office: **M2042 Physics Research Building

**Office Hours: ** stop by anytime

**Course Meets: **Tuesdays Thursdays 11:10 am - 12:30 pm , Physics Research Building, room M2035.

***** First Class Meets January 9, 2018 *****

***** There will be no class Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - I will be out of town *****

***** There will be no class Thursday, February 15, 2018 - I will be out of town *****

- Quarks in Electroweak Theory (continued): CKM matrix, Z-boson decay and neutrino generations.
- Neutrino masses and oscillations.
- Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD): quantization of non-Abelian gauge theories, running coupling and asymptotic freedom, e^+e^- annihilation into hadrons, 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

- The Electroweak Theory (continued) + Neutrino masses and oscillations
- Lecture 1: review of the Electroweak theory covered in the Fall Semester (the notes actually review all of the Fall Semester Particle Physics material)
- Lecture 2
- Lecture 3
- Lecture 4
- Lecture 5
- Lecture 6
- Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD)

- Introduction and review + Neutrino masses and oscillations
- Lecture 1
- Brief introduction to non-Abelian gauge theories
- Lecture 2
- Some basic elements of group theory
- Lecture 3
- A note on quarks in electroweak theory
- Lecture 4
- Lecture 5
- Lecture 6
- 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 Thursday, January 25) -- Solution 1
- HW 2 (due Tuesday, February 6) -- Solution 2
- HW 3 (due Tuesday, February 20)
- HW 4
- HW 5
- HW 6
- HW 7

Yuri Kovchegov