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Particle Physics

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Elena Accomando
Academic year

Module overview

Relativistic wave equations with their predictions of anti-particles and fermion spin will be explored. The fundamental role of gauge symmetries in current theories of force will lead to the study of the standard model of particle physics, including the spontaneous electroweak symmetry breaking via the Higgs mechanism.

Finally theories of particle physics beyond the standard model will be briefly investigated concentrating on their motivations and testable consequences.

Linked modules

Pre-requisites: PHYS3002 AND PHYS3004 AND PHYS3007 AND PHYS3008