**Lecture 1 (January 24, 2008 @ 10-12 in A4:1069):**Introduction. Conservation laws. Lorentz invariance. Representations of the Lorentz group. The Weyl and Dirac equations.

*Literature:*Snellman pp. 1-28 (or Seiden pp. 1-13, 112-117, 106-108, 27-34 or Ho-Kim & Pham pp. 1-14, 17-34, 57-85 or Cottingham & Greenwood pp. 1-25, 49-56, 58-65)**Lecture 2 (February 7, 2008 @ 10-12 in A4:1069):**The Poincaré group. Completeness. Plane wave basis. Transformation properties. Normalization of one particle states. Kinematics for binary system. Fock space.

*Literature:*Snellman pp. 29-48 (or Seiden pp. 58-62)**Lecture 3 (February 21, 2008 @ 10-12 in A4:1069):**The S-matrix. Symmetries. Conservation laws. Field operators. Decay. Scattering. Partial waves.

*Literature:*Snellman pp. 49-88 [optional: pp. 55-74] (or Seiden pp. 38-50, 103-106, 108-109, 63-68, 50-58 or Ho-Kim & Pham pp. 89-127, 133-141)**Lecture 4 (March 4, 2008 @ 10-12 in A4:1069):**Discrete symmetries. Internal symmetries. C-invariance. The Quark Model. Color. Baryons. Mesons. Bound states. Masses. Magnetic moments.

*Literature:*Snellman pp. 89-146 (or Seiden pp. 112-122, 193-200, 130-142, 146-155, 180-186, 200-209 or Ho-Kim & Pham pp. 143-182, 215-236, 248-250, 236-247)**Lecture 5 (April 17, 2008 @ 10-12 in A4:1069):**QCD. Chiral symmetry. Electron-positron scattering. The Electroweak Theory.

*Literature:*Snellman pp. 146-167 (or Seiden pp. 231-248, 405-417, 71-109, 348-360, 365-376 or Ho-Kim & Pham pp. 267-283, 127-133, 305-313 or Cottingham & Greenwood pp. 153-165, 91-99)**Lecture 6 (April 29, 2008 @ 13-15 in A4:1069):**Higgs' mechanism. Deep inelastic scattering. The Parton Model. Spin and charge of the quarks. Neutrino physics. Neutrino oscillations.

*Literature:*Snellman pp. 168-206 (or Seiden pp. 360-365, 417-436, 333-345 or Ho-Kim & Pham pp. 283-301, 313-341, 361-373, 407-444 or Cottingham & Greenwood pp. 102-115, 117-126, 128-145, 147-152, 238-244, 185-214)

**Seminars with discussions (6 x 2h)**

The first seminar after each lecture will consist of discussions between the students and the seminar teachers of the course. Rehearsal questions will be handed out before these seminars, which the students should study in advance.

Note! Attandance during the seminars is mandatory.**Seminar 1 (January 30, 2008 @ 10-12 in A4:1069):**Seminar teacher is Jonas de Woul.**Seminar 2 (February 14, 2008 @ 10-12 in A4:1069):**Seminar teacher is Jonas de Woul.**Seminar 3 (February 27, 2008 @ 10-12 in A4:1069):**Seminar teacher is Sofia Sivertsson.**Seminar 4 (March 28, 2008 @ 13-15 in A4:1069):**Seminar teacher is Sofia Sivertsson.**Seminar 5 (April 24, 2008 @ 10-12 in A4:1069):**Seminar teacher is Henrik Melbéus.**Seminar 6 (May 7, 2008 @ 15-17 in A4:1069):**Seminar teacher is Henrik Melbéus.

**Seminars with students' presentations (6 x 2h)**

The second seminar after each lecture will consist of oral presentations by the students. A list of topics will be supplied before these seminars. Each student should make two 15-20 minutes presentations - one during the first three seminars and another during the last three seminars.

Note! Attendance during the seminars is mandatory.**Seminar 1 (February 4, 2008 @ 10-12 in A4:1069):**"Baryon and lepton number" by Anders Hellberg, "The Klein-Gordon equation" by Johannes Bergström, and "The Dirac equation" by Olivier Bondu**Seminar 2 (February 18, 2008 @ 10-12 in A4:1069):**"Irreducible representations of the Poincaré group" by Stefan Fleischmann, "One-particle states" by Stefan Huber, "Binary kinematics" by Sebastian Fischer, and "Masses of pions" by Amine Laghaout**Seminar 3 (March 3, 2008 @ 10-12 in A4:1069):**"The*S*-matrix" by Salmana Mubashar, "Scattering, decay, and cross-sections" by Patrick Ericsson, "The optical theorem" by Patrick Scott, and "Partial-wave decomposition" by Mikael Flodin**Seminar 4 (April 1, 2008 @ 13-15 in A4:1069):**"Isospin and strangeness" by Sebastian Fischer and "The quark model" by Anders Hellberg**Seminar 5 (April 28, 2008 @ 10-12 in A4:1069)**"Electron-positron scattering" by Patrick Ericsson, "*CP*violation" by Stefan Huber, and "*B*physics" by Amine Laghaout**Seminar 6 (May 13, 2008 @ 10-12 in A4:1069):**"The Higgs mechanism" by Salmana Mubashar, "Deep inelastic scattering" by Patrick Scott, "The parton model" by Olivier Bondu, and "Neutrinos by Johannes Bergström

- W.N. Cottingham and D.A. Greenwood,
*An Introduction to the Standard Model of Particle Physics*, 2nd ed., Cambridge (2007) - D. Griffiths,
*Introduction to Elementary Particles*, Wiley (1987) - F. Halzen and A.D. Martin,
*Quarks and Leptons*, Wiley (1984) - Q. Ho-Kim and X.-Y. Pham,
*Elementary Particles and Their Interactions - Concepts and Phenomena*, Springer (1998) - A. Seiden,
*Particle Physics - A Comprehensive Introduction*, Addison-Wesley (2005) - H. Snellman,
*Elementary Particle Physics*, KTH (2004)

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