Course: Theoretical Particle Physics I

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Course title Theoretical Particle Physics I
Course code UF/TF509
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • LICHARD Peter, prof. Ing. DrSc.
Course content
Symmetry and groups. Elements of group theory. Lie groups and Lie algebra. Unitary symmetry. Fundamental and higher representations. Isospin and SU(2) group. Classification of hadrons by representations of SU(3). Quark model, flavor and color. Gauge field theory. Symmetry and interaction. Commutative and non-commutative gauge invariance. Spontaneous breaking of global symmetry, the basic idea, breaking of discrete, commutative and non-commutative symmetry. Spontaneous breaking of local symmetry, commutative and non-commutative case. The standard model of electroweak interactions. Previous theories of weak interactions. The gauge model with one lepton family and one quark family. Multigenerational model. GIM mechanism (Glashow, Iliopoulos, Maian). Classification of fermions, CKM matrix (Cabibbo, Kobayashi, Maskawa). Feynman rules. Selected processes. Neutral currents. Experimental verification of the standard model of electroweak interactions. Lepton mixing. Neutrino oscillations.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Students' self-study, Lectures, tutorial sessions, regularly assigned and evaluated home tasks.
Recommended literature
  • Dosch, H.G. Za hranicemi nanosvěta. Leptony, kvarky, kalibrační bosony. Academia, 2011. ISBN 978-80-200-1871-7.
  • Guidry M. Gauge Field Theories. John Wiley & Sons, 1991. ISBN 047135385X.
  • Ho-Kim, Q. - Pham, X. Y. Elementary Particles and Their Interactions. Springer, 1998. ISBN 3-540-63667-6.
  • Hořejší J. Elektroslabé sjednocení a stromová unitarita: nestandardní úvod do standardního modelu. Karolinum, 1993. ISBN 80-7066-674-9.
  • Hořejší J. Fundamentals of Elektroweak Theory. Nakladatelství Karolinum, 2002. ISBN 8024606399.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava Theoretical Physics (2) Physics courses - Winter