Tel. 06221/549283, eMail:
victor @ kip.uni-heidelberg.de

Content

The focus of the lecture are the experimental tests of the building
blocks of matter and their fundamental interactions:
* Test of QED in electron-positron annihilation
* Probing the structure of the nucleon
* The weak interaction: charged and neutral currents
* Electro-weak unification: Discovery of W and Z Bosons
* Flavour oscillations and CP violation
* New particle and dark-matter searches
With the last two topics (Quark mixing, CP violation & neutrino
mixing and new particle searches) the lecture reaches today's state
of research of experimental particle physics.
Although the emphasis is put on the experiments the lecture also
tries to motivate the thoeretical descriptions and tries to give
"phenomenological" derivations of the necessary formulas.
For better understanding the course starts with a short review of the
calculation of transition amplitudes, cross sections and decay rates.
The Dirac equation is introduced and used to motivate the Feynman
rules of QED. The basic cross sections for fermion-fermion scattering are derived.
The lectcure is meant for students whose interest in the fundamental
building blocks of matter and their interactions was triggerd during
the course lecture "Physik 5".
The course is part of the Graduate School "Particle Physics,
Astrophysics and Cosmology". It is recommended for diploma and
doctoral students in experimental/theoretical particle physics.

News

Change of room: we are now at
Seminar-Box 1 (INF 227 SB1.107)