Field theory is not required for this first quarter of topical
particle physics. We'll discuss continuous and discreet symmetries,
and their implications in constraining physical processes. We'll
go on to talk about the static quark model, necessitating the introduction
of Lie groups. After that, it's on to the interactions between high-energy
radiation and matter, which leads naturally to a discussion of nuclear
detection techniques and associated instrumentation. After that it's on
to gamma-ray astrophysics, and finally an introduction to the basics
of hadronic scattering. Registered students can look forward to three
written homework assignments and a computer project.
Syllabus

Link to reference material

List of conserved quantites by force

Homework I

Homework II

Homework III

Shower Monte Carlo Project

Homework I Solutions