# The Standard Model II (MVSpec)

## Content

This regular lecture will start from repeating essential features of the Standard Model of Particle Physics with an emphasis on the underlying theoretical concepts and theoretical shortcomings. These theoretical problems (and experimental facts) will lead to advanced topics which motivate extensions beyond the Standard Model. Topics include Non-Abelian Gauge Theories, Electroweak Symmetry Breaking mechanisms, Higgs physics, Neutrino Masses and Oscillations, Dark Matter and Theories Beyond the Standard Model.This lecture will take place on-site. Implementation of the Corona ordinances at Heidelberg University can be found here.

#### Credit Points:

You will get 4 ECTS points (credit points) if you have solved regularly at least 50% of the exercises, presented at least one exercise on the blackboard, and have handed in solutions of all exercise sheets. There will be no grades, unless a student needs one.#### Necessary/useful knowledge:

Contents of Standard Model of Particle Physics, Quantum Field Theory I## Lecturers

**Prof. Dr. Manfred Lindner**(

__manfred.lindner"at"mpi-hd.mpg.de__, www)

**PD Dr. Werner Rodejohann**(

__werner.rodejohann"at"mpi-hd.mpg.de__, www)

## Dates

#### Lectures:

Wednesdays,**09.15, Phil12, kHS**

#### Exercises:

Wednesdays,**11.15, Phil12, R105**

## Literature

Modern books and reviews on the topics will be announced during the lecture. Some useful books are:__Aitchison, Hey__: Gauge Theories in Particle Physics

__Peskin/Schroeder__: Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

__Nachtmann__: Elementarteilchenphysik. Phänomene und Konzepte

__Halzen, Martin__: Quarks and Leptons

__Kaku__: Quantum Field Theory

__Quigg__: Unanswered Questions in the Electroweak Theory

__Tilman Plehn__: Lectures on LHC physics

__Fukugita, Yanagida__: Physics of Neutrinos

__Giunti, Kim__: Fundamentals of Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics

__Grimus__: Neutrino Physics - Theory

__Akhmedov__: Neutrino Physics