Frontiers of Particle Physics I

Terry Wyatt's Lectures on Collider Physics

Lecture Notes

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lecture 4

Lecture 5

Problem Sheet

Problem Sheet


Recommendations for Future Reading

For background reading relevant to my lectures, I recommend the text book "Particle Physics" by B.R. Martin and G. Shaw (publisher John Wiley and Sons). Please note that a 3rd edition has recently been published, which is much more up to date and relevant than earlier editions. In particular, a quite good first introduction to the ideas of gauge symmetry, unification of the Electromagnetic and Weak interactions and the Higgs boson can be found in Chapter 9 and Appendix D of the 3rd edition of Martin and Shaw.

As mentioned in the lecture notes, here is a short review that might be of interest to some of you as optional background reading:

`High-energy colliders and the rise of the standard model', T.R.Wyatt. Nature 448 (2007) 274-280, which is available at:

A longer and more complete version of this review (for those interested in pursuing this subject further) is available at:

I've hopefully convinced you that you can start to read the original research literature in particle physics. Here are some useful web links

Your Questions, Feedback, etc

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