Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics (450)

Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of New Mexico

Spring 2021

Lecture Tu, Th 11:30AM-12:45PM

Now Room 1140 and ZOOM

Prof. Michael Gold
TA: Easwar Anand Narayanan

standard model
course schedule

Prerequisites: physics 491 (QMI) or consent of the instructor

Required Text: Introduction to Elementary Particles, Griffiths
Recommended Text: Introduction to High Energy Physics, Perkins

Other suggested texts:
   Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics, Ashok Das and Thomas Ferbel
    Particles and Nuclei, Povh, Rith, Scholz, Zetsche (standard advanced undergraduate text)
    Particle Physics, Seiden (more advanced)
    Quarks and Leptons:Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics, Halzen and Martin (more advanced)

Experimental Techniques:
Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments, Leo

 Group theory (somewhat advanced)
     Semi-Simple Lie Algebras andTheir Representations, R. Cahn
    Lie Algebras in Particle Physics, H. Georgi     
    The Experimental Foundations of Particle Physics  Goldhaber and Cahn 

Course requirements and grading: equal weight of 12 hw assignments, 1 midterm, term paper, final

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