University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Phys 8901.001

Elementary Particle Physics I

Session: Fall 2016 (9/06-12/14)
Instructor: Mikhail Voloshin (e-mail: voloshin @
Time: 1640 MW
Location: Physics & Nanotechnology 120

Types of fundamental interactions. Exact and approximate symmetries and conservation laws. Gauge quanta: gluons, photons, W and Z bosons, gravitons. Fundamental fermions: leptons and quarks. Isotopic and flavor SU(3) symmetries of strong interaction. Heavy hadrons. Amplitudes and probabilities. Quantum chromodynamics.

prereq: 8001 or instr consent

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