- Lecture Theoretical Mechanics
- Lecture Theoretical Electrodynamics
- Lecture Quantum Mechanics

- Notions and thematics of elementary particle physics
- Elements of the Standard Model (What are the smallest particles that exist and what is the structure of the fundamental kinds of interactions?)
- Electromagnetic interactions
- Strong interactions
- Weak interactions

- Basic calculational tools
- Status of current knowledge

- inSPIRE High-Energy Physics Literature Database (Publicationen-Preprints in der Hochenergiephysik)
- Particle Data Group (alle Infos zu allen Elementarteilchen)
- Cern Courier (Teilchenphysik Nachrichten)
- The Particle Adventure (Outreach Page)
- Nobelpreise für Physik

- Concepts of Elementary Particle Physics, by Michael E. Peskin,
(Download online version)

The lecture follows the thematic outline of this text book and you are invited to use it for you accomanying reading. But note that this book is still in development and partly incomplete, so that some parts are not yet fully worked out. You should refer to the lecture and the lecture notes below for mastering the course.

- Elementary Particle Physics: An Intuitive Introduction, by Andrew Larkoski, (Download online version)
- PCT, Spin and Statistics, and All That, by Raymond F. Streater and Arthur S. Wightman (for a deeper insight into the importance of the P, C, T transformation in quantum field theory) (Amazon Link)

- Introduction and Natural Units
- Transformations and Symmetries
- Relativistic Wave Equations
- The Quark Model
- Calculational Tools (Lifetimes and Cross Sections)
- QED Process: Muon Pair Production in Electron-Positron Annihilation

- Strong Interactions
- Hadron Production in Electron-Positron Annihilation
- Deep Inelastic Scattering
- Gluons
- Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD)
- Jets
- Large-Hadron-Collider
- Chiral Symmetry

- Weak Interactions
- Current-Current Interactions: V-A Theory
- Gauge Theory with Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking
- W and Z Bosons
- CP Violation
- Neutrinos
- Higgs Boson

- Outlook to Particle Physics II

- 1) Introduction: Lecture Notes
- Videos

- 2) Transformations and Symmetries: Lecture Notes

- 3) Relativistic Wave Equations: Lecture Notes
- 4) Decay Rates and Cross Sections: Lecture Notes
- Exercise sheet 5 (09.11.2018): Download

- 5) Chiral Fields and Massless Fermions: Lecture Notes
- 6) Cross Sections in QED: Lecture Notes
- 7) Quarks and the Parton Model: Lecture Notes
- Exercise sheet 8 (06.12.2018): Download

- 8) Local Gauge Invariance and Quantum Chromo Dynamics: Lecture Notes
- Exercise sheet 9 (18.12.2018): Download

- 9) Current-Current Model for the Weak Interaction: Lecture Notes
- Exercise sheet 10 (18.12.2018): Download

- 10) Gauge Theories with Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking: Lecture Notes
- Higgs discovery plots invariant mass distributions as a function of luminosity.

#### Advanced Literature

- An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Michael E. Peskin, Daniel V. Schroeder (Amazon Info) [Particle Physics II/III Level Lecture text book]
- Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, A. Zee (Amazon Info)
- Quantum Field Theory, Mark Srednicki (Amazon Info)
- Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics (2nd Revised, Ed.), von David Griffith (Amazon Info), Erratum für Druckfehler der 2nd Revised Ed.: hier zum downloaden
- Introduction to High Energy Physics, von Donald H. Perkins (Amazon Info), Buch mit mehr Informationen zur experimentellen Teilchenphysik.
- Elementarteilchenphysik: Von Grundlagen zu den modernen Experimenten, Christoph Berger (Amazon Info), Buch mit mehr Informationen zur experimentellen Teilchenphysik.
- Spacetime Physics - Introduction to special relativity, Edwin F. Taylor, John A. Wheeler (Amazon Info)
- Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Field Theory, Franz Gross (Amazon Info)
- Relativistic Quantum Fields, James D. Bjorken, Sidney D. Drell (Amazon Info)
- Quantum Field Theory, Claude Itzykson, Jean Bernard Zuber (Amazon Info)
- Gauge Field Theories, Stefan Pokorski (Amazon Info)

#### Lecture Information

- Start: Monday October 1, 2018
- Last lecture: Tuesday January 29, 2019
- Monday 11:15 - 13:00 (Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltamanngasse 5, 3. Stk, 1090 Wien)
- Tuesday 11:45 - 13:15 (Christian-Doppler-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien)
- Exercises:
- Thursday, 13:00-14:30, Kleiner Seminarraum Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stock (Gruppe 1, Procura)
- Thursday 15:00-16:30, Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stock (Gruppe 2, Procura)
- Thursday 14:00-15:30, Wäringer Strasse 17, 5. Stock (Gruppe 3, Samitz)
- Start: Oct 11, 2019

- You should attend the lectures and participate at the exercises. Both are interconnected and necessary to learn elementary particle physics.
- For being awarded the lecture grade you have to
- First exam: February 4, 2019, 10:15-12:15, Boltzmann-HS (question catalogue has 16 items)
- Second exam: March 22, 2019, 14:15-16:45, Boltzmann-HS (question catalogue has 18 items)
- Third exam: June 21, 2019, 16:00-18:30, Joseph-Stefan-HS (question catalogue has 18 items)
- Fourth exam: July 5, 2019, 16:00-18:30, Erwin-Schroedinger-HS (question catalogue has 18 items)

- The list of 18 question items can be downloaded here. Updates will follow 1 week before each exam.
- For the subsequent exams additional (!!) question items will be added to the list of potential question items relevent for the previous exam and again 5 out of these will be selected for the exam.

- Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00. Please ask ahead of time by email.