Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits with Particle Physics and Quantum Field Theory.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
account for the Standard Model of particle physics and its experimental verification
account for the limitations of the Standard Model and need for going beyond it with major ideas on new physics and how one may search for it experimentally
analyse particle physics processes based on the Standard Model and Feynman diagrams
account for the major types of particle physics experiments and their main detectors
account for connections to astrophysics and cosmology
- Experimental and theoretical aspects of modern particle physics in terms of fundamental matter particles (quarks and leptons) and force quanta (photon, W±, Z0, gluons). - The gauge theory of electroweak and strong interactions, i.e. the Standard Model. - Use of Feynman diagrams to understand basic processes and calculate cross-sections (by hand or using computer methods). - Experimental state-of-the-art techniques used in today's experiments. - Experimental verification of the Standard Model and its particle content. - Discoveries of new phenomena (e.g. CP violation and neutrino oscillations) and searches for new physics related to unsolved problems and limitations of the Standard Model. - Introduction to Supersymmetry and other theories beyond the Standard Model. - Prospects for discoveries of new phenomena, e.g. in LHC-experiments at CERN. - Introduction to particle astrophysics with connections to cosmology.
Lectures, exercises for problem solving, seminars.
Seminars (3 c), hand-in exercises (2 c) and final examination (5 c).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.