**Lecture 1:**Introduction. Relativistic kinematics.

*Literature:*Griffiths Chapters 1-3**Lecture 2:**Symmetries in particle physics.

*Literature:*Griffiths Chapter 4**Lecture 3:**Lagrangian theory. Noether's theorem.

*Literature:*Additional material.**Lecture 4:**The quark model.

*Literature:*Griffiths Chapter 5**Lecture 5:**Feynman diagrams. Scattering and decay theory.

*Literature:*Griffiths Chapter 6**Lecture 6:**The Dirac equation. QED.

*Literature:*Griffiths Chapter 7**Lecture 7:**QED (continued).

*Literature:*Griffiths Chapters 7**Lecture 8:**Electrodynamics of quarks.

*Literature:*Griffiths Chapter 8**Lecture 9:**Quantum chromodynamics.

*Literature:*Griffiths Chapter 8**Lecture 10:**Weak interactions.

*Literature:*Griffiths Chapters 9**Lecture 11:**Weak interactions (continued). Electroweak unification.

*Literature:*Griffiths Chapter 9-10**Lecture 12:**The Higgs mechanism.

*Literature:*Griffiths Chapter 10**Lecture 13:**Neutrino physics.

*Literature:*Griffiths Chapter 11

- Rehearsal questions for the seminars, which the students should study in advance: Rehearsal questions.
- Discussion questions which will be discussed during the seminars Discussion questions

**Seminars with discussions (7 x 2h)**

The seminars will consist of discussions between the students and the seminar teacher.

Note! Attendance during the seminars is mandatory.**Seminar 1:**Introduction to theoretical particle physics. Relativistic kinematics. Symmetries in particle physics. Lagrangian theory. Noether's theorem.**Seminar 2:**The quark model. Feynman diagrams. Scattering and decay theory.**Seminar 3:**The Dirac equation. QED.**Seminar 4:**Quantum Chromodynamics. Gauge field theories.**Seminar 5:**Weak interactions. Gauge field theories.**Seminar 6:**The Higgs mechanism.**Seminar 7:**Neutrino physics.

- M. Thomson,
*Modern Particle Physics*, Cambridge (2013) - 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 (2008) - 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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