# Particle Physics Phenomenology II

### Introduction to the course

The course provides an introduction to the Standard Model of particle physics, with an elementary discussion of the main theoretical aspects together with a survey of their experimental validation at colliders. Starting from the study of the proton structure, the main aspects of strong interactions and the factorization theorem are discussed. The Fermi theory and the standard electroweak model are then introduced. Finally, the Standard Model Higgs sector and the flavor structure are discussed. The final part of the course applies these concepts to hadronic collisions, by discussing the main aspects of LHC physics, the basic measurements, the new physics searches and the recent Higgs boson discovery.

### Lectures notes and exercises

17 FEB | The proton structure I (TH) | notes | exercises |

24 FEB | The proton structure II (TH) | notes | exercises |

3 MAR | The proton structure III (TH) | notes | exercises |

10 MAR | The proton structure (EXP) | notes | exercises/ slides |

17 MAR | Weak interactions and the SU(2)xU(1) gauge theory (TH) | notes | exercises |

24 MAR | The Higgs mechanism (TH) | notes | exercises |

31 MAR | The CKM matrix (TH) | notes | exercises |

14 APR | Electroweak precision (EXP) | notes | exercises/ slides |

21 APR | Hadron colliders I (EXP) | notes | exercises |

28 APR | Neutrinos (TH) | notes | exercises |

5 MAY | Hadron colliders II (EXP)/SM tests and open issues (TH) | TH notes/ EXP notes | exercises |

12 MAY | Hadron collider physics (TH) | notes | exercises |

19 MAY | Hadron collider physics (EX) | notes | exercises |

### Bibliography - references

- Quarks & Leptons: an introductory course to modern particle physics, Francis Halzen, Alan. Martin, Wiley (1984)