• Dipartimento: Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche E Naturali
  • Settore Ministeriale: FIS/04
  • Codice di verbalizzazione: 8067392
  • Metodi di insegnamento: Frontale E Altro
  • Metodi di valutazione: Scritto
  • Prerequisiti: Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity, Introductory Particle and Nuclear Physics
  • Obiettivi: LEARNING OUTCOMES: The course aims at giving the student a solid understanding of the physics of elementary particles, starting from the experimental observations and with an emphasis on the most recent research themes. A simplified treatment of Feynmann diagrams gives the student the possibility of performing simple calculations of cross sections and decays. The mechanisms of production and decay of the W, Z, Higgs particles are presented alongside the experimental consequences. The phenomenon of oscillations and CP symmetry violation in various particles is described quantitatively. Furthermore, the phenomenon of neutrino oscillations is discussed in some detail. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: The student will acquire a comprehension of the formal structure of quantum electrodynamics and chromodynamics, of the electroweak theory and the related experimental measurements. S/he will acquire a knowledge of the Feynmann rules required to perform calculations of cross sections and decays at leading order. The student will acquire the basic knowledge related to the role and importance of precision tests of the Standard Model, of the neutrino oscillations and the measurements of CP violation. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: At the end of the course the student will be able to combine together the elements required to perform the computation of processes mediated by strong and electroweak interactions, recognising the level of approximation and execute simple calculations of particle cross sections and decay. S/he will also be able to connect the theoretical formulation of an interaction with the experimental measurements, including from latest generation experiments. MAKING JUDGEMENTS: The student must be able to independently perform bibliographic searches, connecting the experimental activities and the theoretical frameworks. The student must be able to recognise and judge the role played by the current and future experimental measurements with respect to the need of new theories beyond the Standard Model. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: The student must be able to illustrate analytically the role that past experimental observations had on the formulation of the Standard Model, with particular regard to the observational limits. The student must be able to summarise quantitatively the results of the modern experimental campaigns, in the framework of the elements that characterise the Standard Model. LEARNING SKILLS: The student must be able to move comfortably and autonomously towards further studies in the latest areas. The student will acquire the elements needed to pursue studies at doctoral level or further specialisation at Master level.
  • Ricevimento: Giovedi' 12-14, da confermare tramite email


  • A.A.: 2023/2024
  • Canale: UNICO
  • Crediti: 6
  • Obbligo di Frequenza: No

Classe virtuale:

  • Nome classe: CERRITO-8067392-PARTICLE_PHYSICS_2
  • Link Microsoft Teams: Link
  • Docente: CERRITO LUCIO