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PHY 429: Introduction to High Energy Physics (4)

Prerequisite: PHY 202: Electronics; PHY 303: Quantum Mechanics I; PHY304: Quantum Mechanics I

Learning Objectives:

The objective of the course is to introduce the students to the field of high energy physics where a lot of exciting research is taking place.

Course Contents:

Introduction to Particles and Interactions, Feynman Diagrams, Conservation Laws, Relativistic Kinematics of Particle Interactions, Strong Interactions, Weak Interactions, Electroweak Theory, Higgs Boson, Neutrinos.

Accelerators in High Energy Physics, Principles of Particle Radiation Detection and Measurement, Particle Detectors – Scintillation Detectors, Gas Detectors, Semiconductor Detectors.

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