PHY452 Elementary Particle Theory

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Stefano Pozzorini  ( Y36 K78 )

 Dr. Claudio Manzari  Dr. Darius Faroughy ( Y36 J36 )

Module Code:  PHY 452
ECTS Credits: 10


This course provides and introduction to Quantum Field Theory and Particle Physics Phenomenology. The main subjects are:

  • Relativistic kinematics
  • Basics of Quantum Field Theory (Lagrangian formalism, Feynman rules)
  • Quantum Electrodynamics (QED)
  • Gauge symmetries
  • Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and Parton Model
  • Electroweak Standard Model
  • Higgs mechanism
  • Flavour Physics in the Quark and Neutrino Sectors


Lecture calendar

The following materials will be available on OLAT: script, slides, Zoom link for streaming, recordings.


Exercises calendar

The problem sheets and related materials will be published on OLAT.

Suggested References

Halzen, F./Martin, A.: "Quarks and Leptons", John Wiley & Sons (1984)

Aitchison, I./Hey, A.: "Gauge Theories in Particle Physics", CRC Press (2012)

Thomson, M.: "Modern Particle Physics", Cambridge University Press (2013)

Peskin, M.E. / Schroeder D.V.:"An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory", Addison-Wesley (1995)

Bohm M./ Denner A. / Joos H.: "Gauge Theories of the Strong and Electroweak Interaction", Teubner (2001)