PHY571 Physics beyond the Standard Model

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Gino Isidori   Y36 J82
Assistants:

Dr. Jason Aebischer Y36 J36

Dr. Joe Davighi  Y36 J38

Module Code: PHY571
ECTS Credits: 6

Description

  • Elements of QFT and quantum EFT
  • The SM as an effective theory 
  • The hierarchy problem and composite-Higgs models  
  • Elements of Supersymmetry
  • Accidental symmetries
  • Flavour physics beyond the SM
  • Neutrino physics
  • Unified theories
  • Secluded sectors

Timetable

Main lectures: 

Tuesday 15:00 - 16:45   [Room Y13-L-11]

occasionally also on Wed. 10:15 - 12:00 [Room Y21-F-70]  --> see time table below

Exercises:

Wednesday 10:15 - 12:00     [Room Y21-F-70]

 

 

Main Lectures

Lecture Date Subject Handwritten notes

Video recording

Lecture 1 22.02.2022

1. Introduction

2. From Fermi Theory to SU(2)xU(1) (I)

notes 1 (PDF, 2 MB)

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Lecture 2 23.02.2022 2. From Fermi Theory to SU(2)xU(1) (I) notes 2 (PDF, 2 MB) zoom link
Lecture 3 01.03.2022

3. SM Lagrangian & spectrum

4. The SM as an EFT

5. A first look at Accidental Symmetries

notes 3 (PDF, 2 MB) zoom link
Lecture 4 15.03.2022

6. Custodial Symmetry

notes 4 (PDF, 1 MB) zoom link
Lecture 5 22.03.2022

7. The Higgs hierarchy problem

8. Thechnicolor & composite Higgs (I)

notes 5 (PDF, 854 KB) zoom link
Lecture 6 30.03.2022 8. Thechincolor & composite Higgs (II) notes 6 (PDF, 1 MB) zoom link
Lecture 7 12.04.2022 8. Thechincolor & composite Higgs (III)   zoom link
Lecture 8 13.04.2022 9.  SUSY (I) notes 8 (PDF, 4 MB) zoom link
Lecture 9 26.04.2022 9.  SUSY (II) notes 9 (PDF, 2 MB) (not recorded)
Lecture 10 03.05.2022 9.  SUSY (III) notes 10 (PDF, 4 MB) zoom link
Lecture 11 04.05.2022 9.  SUSY (IV) notes 11 (PDF, 3 MB) zoom link
Lecture 12 10.05.2022 10. Back to accidental symmetries: the fermion sector (I) notes 12 (PDF, 1 MB)  

 

Special Lectures

Lecture Date Handwritten notes
Sp. Lect. 1 08.03.2022

The structure of the SMEFT (PDF, 5 MB)

Sp. Lect. 2 05.04.2022 An introduction to Quantum Anomalies (PDF, 341 KB)
Sp. Lect. 3 27.04.2022 Superfields (PDF, 4 MB)

 

Suggested References

 

General references on SM, with focus on the EW sector:

  • R. Barbieri, Ten Lectures on the ElectroWeak Interactions  0706.0684
  • P. Langacker, Introduction to the Standard Model and Electroweak Physics 0901.0241

General references of Effective Field Theories:

Chiral Lagrangians:

  • G. Colangelo and G. Isidori, An introduction to CHPT 0101264 (chapter 1)

Supersymmetry: