2022/2023

Degree | Type | Year | Semester |
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4313861 High Energy Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology | OT | 0 | 2 |

- Name:
- Alex Pomarol Clotet
- Email:
- alex.pomarol@uab.cat

- Principal working language:
- english (eng)

- Formulate and tackle problems, both open and more defined, identifying the most relevant principles and using approaches where necessary to reach a solution, which should be presented with an explanation of the suppositions and approaches.
- Understand the bases of advanced topics selected at the frontier of high energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology and apply them consistently.

- Critical analyse the different extensions to the standard model proposed.
- Distinguish between the different solutions to the problems of hierarchy in the standard model.
- Understand the problems of the standard model and the need to go beyond it.

BMS1: Before the SM:

— Criteria for building models for particle physics: Effective Field Theories (EFT) and first applications

— Accidental symmetries, consistency of the EFT, no-lose theorems for discovery & naturalness issues

BSM2: Behind the SM:

— The SM as an EFT and theoretical reasons for improvement

— Unexplained experimental evidences

BSM3: Beyond the SM:

— Towards the reduction of parameters: Grand Unified Theories (charge quantization & gauge-coupling unification)

— Addressing the unnaturalness of the SM: Proposals for the strong CP problem (axions) and hierarchy problem (compositeness and supersymmetry)

**Annotation**: Within the schedule set by the centre or degree programme, 15 minutes of one class will be reserved for students to evaluate their lecturers and their courses or modules through questionnaires.

Title | Hours | ECTS | Learning Outcomes |
---|---|---|---|

Type: Directed | |||

Theory Lectures | 45 | 1.8 | 1, 3, 2 |

Type: Supervised | |||

Preparation of a topic related to the course | 35 | 1.4 | 1, 3, 2 |

Type: Autonomous | |||

Exercises | 60 | 2.4 | 1, 3, 2 |

Title | Weighting | Hours | ECTS | Learning Outcomes |
---|---|---|---|---|

Attendance to the lectures | 20% | 0 | 0 | 1, 3, 2 |

Exercises | 40% | 5 | 0.2 | 1, 3, 2 |

Oral presentation of a topic | 40% | 5 | 0.2 | 1, 3, 2 |

1) “Five lectures on effective field theory”, David B. Kaplan (arXiv:nucl-th/0510023).

2) “Beyond the Standard Model”. Alex Pomarol (CERN Yellow Report CERN-2012-001 (arXiv:1202.1391).

3) “Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics”, T. Cheng and L. Li (Oxford University Press 1988).

4) “The Future Of Grand Unification”, H. Georgi (Prog. Theor. Phys. Suppl. 170 (2007) 119).

5) “Grand Unified Theories”, S. Raby (arXiv:hep-ph/0608183).

6) “A Supersymmetry Primer'', S. P. Martin (arXiv:hep-ph/9709356).

7) “Strongly interacting electroweak theories and their five-dimensional analogs at the LHC”, A. Pomarol (Perspectives on LHC physics 259-282; also in Int. J. Mod. Phys. A24 (2009) 61).

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