PHYSICS 541 - Elementary Particle Physics II
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Beyond the Standard Model
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
PHYSICS 521 and Graduate standing.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be elected twice for credit.
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PHYSICS 541 covers advanced topics in and beyond the Standard Model. Standard Model topics will include electroweak physics (including an introduction to precision electroweak constraints). Expected beyond the Standard Model topics may include supersymmetry and its phenomenology, grand unification, and dark matter from a particle physics perspective.

Course Requirements:

Students should be familiar with the standard Model from PHYSICS 521 or equivalent.

Class Format:

The course will be based on lectures. Students will choose two projects. One will be presented as a power point talk to the class, and the other written like a research paper. One can be on an area related to the students research, and one a different area. Choosing the projects well is challenging.


PHYSICS 541 - Elementary Particle Physics II
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: For the Fall 2021 semester, this course will be held in 4246 Randall Laboratory.

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