Monday 2–4 and Wednesday 12–2 in Kaplun 324

This is a first-year graduate course. Field Theory is **not** a prerequisite but taking it in parallel will help.

The course will follow the book closely. Exercises will be assigned continually and collected occasionally. Exercises and solutions will be posted on Moodle.

The grade will be based on the exercises (50%) and the final exam (50%).

- Symmetries and quarks
- Antiparticles
- Electrodynamics of spinless particles, Feynman diagrams
- The Dirac Equation
- Simple processes in Quantum Electrodynamics
- Electron-proton scattering and the parton model
- Quantum Chromodynamics and gluons, evolution equations
- e
^{+}e^{−}annihilation to hadrons - Weak interactions

- F. Halzen and A. D. Martin, Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics