Particle Physics Summer School
July 22 thru August 2, 1996
The GSA has arranged for a twoweek course in Particle Physics to be
taught at Fermilab, to be held in Curia II in Wilson Hall  taught by
Lynne Orr of U of Rochester. Classes will begin each weekday at 10 AM
and run through 1 PM with a ten+ minute break in the middle. The
course is free, but Lynne has limited registration to 30 students.
A syllabus of the class is below, followed by
registration information.
Particle Physics and the Standard Model
Prof. Lynne H. Orr
University of Rochester
orr@urhep.pas.rochester.edu
Summary
This course is an introduction to the Standard Model of Particle
Physics for graduates students in experimental high energy physics.
We will discuss the electromagnetic, weak, and strong interactions,
and how they fit together in the SM. We've all heard the mantra that
SU(3)xSU(2)xU(1) describes the strong, weak, and
electromagnetic interactions, and that the electroweak force breaks
down to the U(1) of electromagnetism, and that this has
something to do with the Higgs. The aim of this course is to give
students a better idea of what this all means and how it fits in with
past, present, and future experiments.
More Information
 Course format This will be an intensive, twoweek course
with two approximately hourandfifteenminute lectures per day,
with additional time for informal discussion.
 Texts
There is no required text for this course; the lectures will be
drawn from a variety of sources. Students looking for
supplemental reading may find the following texts helpful:
D.H. Perkins, Introduction to High Energy Physics
R.N. Cahn and G. Goldhaber, The Experimental Foundations
of Particle Physics
C. Quigg, Gauge Theories of the Strong, Weak, and EM
Interactions
I.J.R. Aitchison and A.J.G. Hey, Gauge Theories and
Particle Physics
V.D. Barger and R.J.N. Phillips, Collider Physics
Your favorite field theory text
 Level of Course and Prerequisites
This course is aimed at graduate students working in experimental
particle physics, and there are no prerequisites. It is not
meant to be a formal, rigorous theory course; rather it is meant
to give a (more or less) working knowledge of the connection
between the theory in the form of the SM and experiment.
However, doing so in two weeks will require that I use some
results from relativistic quantum mechanics and quantum field
theory without actually teaching them. Therefore, although I
will not assume intimate knowledge of these subjects on the part
of the students, some familiarity will be extremely helpful.
(For students who want to brush up beforehand, I recommend
Aitchison and Hey's book.)
 Assignments
There will be several homework assignments, consistent with
constraints due to the course format. There will be no exams.
Course Outline
 Introduction and Overview
The Standard Model and its limitations
Anatomy of a cross section
Current and future HEP experiments
 Electromagnetic Interactions
Review of relativistic kinematics
Gauge invariance in classical E&M and nonrelativistic QM
Quick review of KleinGordon and Dirac equations
Dirac Lagrangian and Feynman rules for QED
Cross section for e+e > mu+ mu
 Weak Interactions and Electroweak Theory
GIM mechanism, CKM matrix, and CP violation
SU(2)xU(1)
Physics at the Z
Electroweak symmetry breaking
Physics of the Higgs Boson
EWSB beyond the SM
 QCD and the Parton Model
Deep inelastic scattering and structure functions
Hadronhadron collisions
Renormalization and asymptotic freedom
 Wrapup: Status of the SM and Future Prospects
Registration
In order to register, please send the following information to
the ``registrar'', Michael Begel, at:
begel@fnal.gov
Name:
EMail:
Phone:
Experiment:
University:
Year in Grad school:
