PARTICLE PHYSICS

Course Information
TitleΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΣΤΟΙΧΕΙΩΔΩΝ ΣΩΜΑΤΙΔΙΩΝ / PARTICLE PHYSICS
CodeΜΥΠ738
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40000203

Programme of Study: PPS Computional Physics (2014-today)

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses327.5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600133570
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge - Deeper understanding of Particle Physics issues and experimental techniques
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Particles and Interactions. Electromagnetic, Strong and Weak Interactions. 2. Relativistic kinematics, Deacays and conservation laws. 3. Fermi's Golden Rule and phase space factor in decays and collisions. 4. Feynman diagrams, the matrix element and the propagator term, Complete calculations of decay rates and cross sections. 5. The charge of the quarks, the number of colours, the quark spin. 6. Resonances, maximum cross section and the unitarity limit. 7. Weak interactions, parity, helicity, pion decay. 8. Quark mixing in weak interactions, GIM mechanism, the CKM matrix. 9. Bound states: positronium, quarkonium, light mesons, baryons, Gauge theories. 10. Particle interactions with matter. 11. Scintillators, gas detectors, Cherenkov detectors, Silicon detectors, calorimeters, Trigger. 12. Huge detectors in particle physics.
Keywords
particle physics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Project
Written assigments
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Examinations Solving exercises during the semester Projects
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Introduction to High Energy Physics Donald Perkins Addison-Wesley
Last Update
13-11-2015