Standard Model Physics and Beyond (SMPB | INK7032U)

Description: To introduce the student to the Standard Model of Particle Physics, and its minimal supersymmetric extensions. In particular the course will discuss the constituents of the Standard Model and the underlying Lie group structure, within the framework of gauge invariant quantum field theory, which will be introduced to the student in detail, discuss the physical mechanism for mass generation (Higgs), consistently with gauge invariance, and finally present an introduction to (minimal) Supersymmetric Extensions of the Standard Model.

In the latter respect, we shall also discuss implications of supersymmetry for astroparticle physics issues, in particular dark matter (provided by the supersymmetric partners) and how astrophysical observations can constrain such particle physics models.

This module is taught by KCL.

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