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Electroweak interactions

Course Code :2000WETEWI
Study domain:Physics
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:60
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Alexander Sevrin

3. Course contents *

  • Introduction: a careful look at weak interactions... 
  • Chiral interactions
  • Non-abelian gauge theories
  • The Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism
  • The electroweak interactions as a spontanously broken, chiral SU(2)xU(1) gauge theory
  • The strong force as an SU(3) gauge theory
  • Masses and the CKM matrix, CP violation
  • Majorana and Dirac masses, masses for neutrinos, see-saw mechanism, neutrino oscillations
  • Introduction to regularization and renormalization, the running of coupling constants
  • Introduction to grand unified theories (including an introduction to Lie groups, Lie algebras and their finite dimensional unitary representations)
  • Introduction to supersymmetry