Features a concise, yet self-contained presentation
Details the current theory of ElectroWeak interactions after one year of operation of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva
Focuses on open questions that the LHC experiments might allow to answer
Elementary particle physics is the quadrant of nature whose laws can be written in a few lines with absolute precision and the greatest empirical adequacy. The lectures presented in this book aim at introducing students and interested readers to the entire subject in a compact way.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Fermi theory - electro-weak interaction - particle physics - standard model
1. The Fermi theory of neutron decay.- 2. The Lagrangian of the Standard Model, including neutrino masses.- 3. The main predictions of the Standard Model.- 4. Precision tests.- 5. Flavour Physics.- 6. CP violation.- 7. Basics of neutrino physics.- 8. Neutrino oscillations.- 9. The naturalness problem of the Fermi scale.- 10. The main drawback of the Standard Model.- 11. Appendices.