Physics 214 Spring 2015

  • Faculty Instructors: Ben Grinstein, Frank Wuerthwein
  • Lectures at Mo/We 12:30-1:50pm in Mayer Hall Addition 5623
  • Textbook Halzen & Martin
  • Optional for experimentalists: Kleinknecht on particle detectors.
  • In addition, we recommend that you obtain a copy of the Review of Particle Physics. This includes a comprehensive compilation of data on particle physics as well as short review articles and miscellaneous other useful stuff. The Review of Particle Physics is published every two years (on even years). It can be obtained for free from the Particle Data Group (PDG). While you wait for the PDG to send your very own copy, you may also find the content online from the PDG website.

Schedule and Rough Syllabus

  Date Topic Lecturer
1 3/30 intro fkw
2 4/1 Detectors fkw
3 4/6 intro theory Ben
4 4/8 symmetries Ben
5 4/13 symmetries Ben
6 4/15 H & M Ch. 3 Ben
7 4/20 H & M Ch. 4 Ben
8 4/22 H & M Ch. 4 Ben
9 4/27 CP violation fkw
10 4/29 neutrino physics fkw
11 5/4 H & M Ch.5 Ben
12 5/6 H & M Ch.6 Ben
13 5/11 H & M Ch.6 & 8 Ben
14 5/13 H & M Ch. 8 & 9 Ben
15 5/18 rescheduled to 5/27 12:30am fkw
16 5/20 rescheduled to 5/29 12:30am fkw
15 5/27 PDF experimental 12:30-2pm fkw
16 5/29 Special Topics 12:30-2pm fkw
17 6/1 student presentations Ben & fkw
18 6/3 student presentations Ben & fkw

Topic Ideas for Student Presentations

  • Direct Dark Matter Search Strategy using Liquid Xenon detectors
  • Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay using germanium detectors
  • Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay using liquid Xenon detectors
  • Pingu, a neutrino program to measure the neutrino hierarchy at the South Pole
  • KATRIN, a program to measure the neutrino mass
  • LSND and MiniBoone? excesses: a hint for sterile neutrinos?
  • Evidence for 7keV sterile neutrinos as dark matter
  • AMS, a hint for dark matter annihilation?
  • DAMA, annual modulation, a measurement of what?
  • Dune, a program to measure CP violation in the lepton sector

  • 7keV sterile neutrino: Luke
  • PINGU: Bobak
  • Dune: Mark

Homework and Final Exam

Lecture Slides

Additional Material

  • ajw-breit-wigner-cbx99-55.pdf: Alan Weinstein's note on Breit Wigners and Form Factors.
  • Given that I am way too short on neutrino physics, I have added here a number of additional references worth looking at:
    • NeutrinoPhysics-0506165v1.pdf: Boris Kayser lectures that I base my lecture on
    • numass.pdf: Well written and accessible introduction to neutrino mass, mixing, and flavor change by Boris Kayser . There is a lot of overlap between this and the previous reference.
    • rpp2014-rev-neutrino-mixing.pdf: Review of Particle Properties 2014 Section on neutrino physics. This has the state of the art as of 2014.
    • bkayser.pdf: Ancient paper on the quantum mechanics of neutrino mixing by Boris Kayser. This is probably a bit esotheric but may be useful for the homework.
    • Then I found online 3 lectures by Steve Boyd that are worth looking at, mostly because they include pictures of the experiments etc.
    • And here is a review of the various ways for measuring the neutrino mass:

-- FkW - 2015/04/01

Topic attachments
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pdfpdf lecture-chap9.pdf manage 1962.8 K 2015/05/12 - 17:16 BenjaminGrinstein H&M chap 9
pdfpdf lecture10x.pdf manage 3755.5 K 2015/05/12 - 17:16 BenjaminGrinstein H&M chap 8
pdfpdf lecture4.pdf manage 945.2 K 2015/04/14 - 17:55 BenjaminGrinstein new version april 14
pdfpdf lecture5.pdf manage 371.6 K 2015/04/14 - 17:56 BenjaminGrinstein new version april 14
pdfpdf lecture6.pdf manage 637.2 K 2015/04/20 - 19:05 BenjaminGrinstein repalced prevous version
pdfpdf lecture7.pdf manage 3702.8 K 2015/04/21 - 18:46 BenjaminGrinstein new version as of April 21-2015
pdfpdf lecture8.pdf manage 2912.1 K 2015/05/06 - 23:54 BenjaminGrinstein HM chap 5
pdfpdf lecture9.pdf manage 2558.9 K 2015/05/06 - 23:54 BenjaminGrinstein HM chap 6
pdfpdf NeutrinoPhysics-0506165v1.pdf manage 491.5 K 2015/04/26 - 16:18 FkW Bris Kayser lectures that I base my lecture on
pdfpdf ajw-breit-wigner-cbx99-55.pdf manage 276.7 K 2015/04/04 - 00:31 FkW Alan Weinstein's note on Breit Wigners and Form Factors.
pdfpdf bkayser.pdf manage 1069.8 K 2015/04/26 - 01:11 FkW Ancient paper on the quantum mechanics of neutrino mixing by Boris Kayser
pdfpdf final.pdf manage 634.6 K 2015/06/06 - 02:54 FkW Final Exam
pdfpdf homework1.pdf manage 136.9 K 2015/04/04 - 00:09 FkW Homework 1 due on Monday April 13th
pdfpdf homework2.pdf manage 68.1 K 2015/04/04 - 00:09 FkW Homework 2 due on Monday April 20th
pdfpdf homework3.pdf manage 279.9 K 2015/04/25 - 22:32 FkW Homework 3
pdfpdf hw1problem1Solutions.pdf manage 554.0 K 2015/04/25 - 22:41 FkW Solutions for Homework 1 problem 1
pdfpdf hw1problem2-3-andExtraCredit-Solutions.pdf manage 1880.4 K 2015/04/25 - 22:41 FkW Solutions for Homework 1 problem 2,3, and extra credit
pdfpdf hw2solutions.pdf manage 751.6 K 2015/05/10 - 19:24 FkW Homework 2 solutions
pdfpdf hw3Solutions.pdf manage 989.1 K 2015/05/10 - 19:24 FkW Homework 3 solutions
pdfpdf lec_neutrinomass_writeup.pdf manage 506.1 K 2015/04/26 - 01:17 FkW lecture on neutrino mass
pdfpdf lec_neutrinosources.pdf manage 4109.8 K 2015/04/26 - 01:17 FkW Lecture on sources of neutrinos. Flip to back to see explanations of how neutrino beams are made.
pdfpdf lec_oscillations.pdf manage 2866.6 K 2015/04/26 - 01:17 FkW lecture on neutrino oscillations
pdfpdf lecture1.pdf manage 4091.3 K 2015/04/01 - 06:51 FkW Lecture 1
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pdfpdf lecture12.pdf manage 2972.0 K 2015/05/06 - 17:47 FkW Lecture 12
pdfpdf lecture15-pdf.pdf manage 1101.5 K 2015/05/27 - 07:33 FkW Lecture 15 on PDFs
pdfpdf lecture16-Higgs.pdf manage 1431.4 K 2015/05/29 - 17:56 FkW Beyond naive parton model, and higgs intro
pdfpdf lecture2-pictures.pdf manage 3406.5 K 2015/04/03 - 23:54 FkW Additional pictures to go with lecture 2
pdfpdf lecture2.pdf manage 1462.4 K 2015/04/03 - 23:53 FkW  
pdfpdf lecture3new.pdf manage 865.8 K 2015/04/06 - 22:11 FkW Lecture 3
pdfpdf mertens-1307.0101v1.pdf manage 5141.1 K 2015/04/26 - 19:20 FkW Paper on neutrino mass measurements from beta decay
pdfpdf numass.pdf manage 238.3 K 2015/04/26 - 01:10 FkW Well written and accessible introduction to neutrino mass, mixing, and flavor change by Boris Kayser
pdfpdf rpp2014-rev-neutrino-mixing.pdf manage 1434.3 K 2015/04/26 - 01:09 FkW Review of Particle Properties 2014 Section on neutrino physics
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