Phenomenology of the Standard Model and Beyond

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Enseignant: Mark Goodsell
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ECTS : 3
EXAMINATION : 9am 12pm - Room L367
Langue d’enseignement : Anglais
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Description

The aim of this course is to introduce the most important topics needed to understand how we can test the Standard Model, then why and how we must go beyond it. It is aimed not just at future practitioners, but at anyone wanting to study High Energy Physics. The only prerequisite is QFT 1, but it should be taken alongside QFT 2.

The subjects covered are:

- Particle physics: types of experiments, physics at colliders, production of resonances, relation to unitarity constraints, deep inelastic scattering.

- Phenomenology at the LHC: jets, parton distribution functions, properties and discovery of the Higgs boson, status of BSM searches.

- Effective field theories: formalism, Wilsonian and 1PI actions, Fermi theory, chiral effective theory, the SMEFT.

- Precision tests: CP violation, meson oscillations, electric dipole moments, electroweak precision constraints.

- Cracks in the Standard Model: the strong CP problem, neutrino masses, lack of baryogenesis mechanism, metastability of the Higgs potential, modern perspective on the Hierarchy Problem, muon anomalous magnetic moment, B meson anomalies.

- A lightning tour of the most important theories Beyond the Standard Model: the axion, seesaw models, supersymmetry, extra dimensions, Randall-Sundrum, composite Higgs.

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Next student seminar :
Access to the program

Here you can find information about your internships:
Experimental Internship - Undergraduate program
Master ICFP first year Internship

News : ICFP Research seminars
November 14 - 18, 2022 :

All information about the program

Contact us - Student support and Graduate School office :
Tél : 01 44 32 35 60
enseignement@phys.ens.fr