# Search result: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2022

High-Energy Physics (Joint Master with IP Paris) | ||||||

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Core Courses in Theoretical Physics | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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402-0844-00L | Quantum Field Theory IIUZH students are not allowed to register this course unit at ETH. They must book the corresponding module directly at UZH. | W | 10 credits | 3V + 2U | A. Lazopoulos | |

Abstract | The subject of the course is modern applications of quantum field theory with emphasis on the quantization of non-abelian gauge theories. | |||||

Learning objective | The goal of this course is to lay down the path integral formulation of quantum field theories and in particular to provide a solid basis for the study of non-abelian gauge theories and of the Standard Model | |||||

Content | The following topics will be covered: - path integral quantization - non-abelian gauge theories and their quantization - systematics of renormalization, including BRST symmetries, Slavnov-Taylor Identities and the Callan-Symanzik equation - the Goldstone theorem and the Higgs mechanism - gauge theories with spontaneous symmetry breaking and their quantization - renormalization of spontaneously broken gauge theories and quantum effective actions | |||||

Literature | M.E. Peskin and D.V. Schroeder, "An introduction to Quantum Field Theory", Perseus (1995). S. Pokorski, "Gauge Field Theories" (2nd Edition), Cambridge Univ. Press (2000) P. Ramond, "Field Theory: A Modern Primer" (2nd Edition), Westview Press (1990) S. Weinberg, "The Quantum Theory of Fields" (Volume 2), CUP (1996). | |||||

Core Courses in Experimental Physics | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

402-0702-00L | Phenomenology of Particle Physics II | W | 10 credits | 3V + 2U | P. Crivelli | |

Abstract | In PPP II the standard model of particle physics will be developed from the point of view of gauge invariance. The concepts and computational techniques learned during the PPP I course in the context of QED will applied and expanded to the strong and electroweak interactions. The spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism will also be introduced. | |||||

Learning objective | The objective of the course is to deepen the knowledge on particle physics the students acquired during their bachelor studies. A clear connection between the theory and the experiments will be given in order to provide a comprehensive modern view of the standard model. | |||||

Content | Hadrons (the strong force, discovery), e-p scattering (elastic and deep inelastic), the parton model (the eighfoldway, the quark model, the evidence of color), Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), Running of alpha strong, asymptotic freedom, hadronization, experimental tests of QCD, heavy quarks, hadron spectroscopy, neutrinos and the three lepton families, weak interaction and parity violation, weak and neutral charge currents, GIM mechanism, lepton universality, gauge field theories and spontaneous symmetry breaking, the electroweak theory, the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism, computations and experimental tests of the electroweak theory, neutrino-nucleon interactions, the Standard Model, flavor oscillations and CP violation | |||||

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Optional Subjects in Physics | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

402-0714-00L | Astro-Particle Physics II | W | 6 credits | 2V + 1U | A. Biland | |

Abstract | This lecture focuses on the neutral components of the cosmic rays as well as on several aspects of Dark Matter. Main topics will be very-high energy astronomy and neutrino astronomy. | |||||

Learning objective | Students know experimental methods to measure neutrinos as well as high energy and very high energy photons from extraterrestrial sources. They are aware of the historical development and the current state of the field, including major theories. Additionally, they understand experimental evidences about the existence of Dark Matter and selected Dark Matter theories. | |||||

Content | a) short repetition about 'charged cosmic rays' (1st semester) b) High Energy (HE) and Very-High Energy (VHE) Astronomy: - ongoing and near-future detectors for (V)HE gamma-rays - possible production mechanisms for (V)HE gamma-rays - galactic sources: supernova remnants, pulsar-wind nebulae, micro-quasars, etc. - extragalactic sources: active galactic nuclei, gamma-ray bursts, galaxy clusters, etc. - the gamma-ray horizon and it's cosmological relevance c) Neutrino Astronomy: - atmospheric, solar, extrasolar and cosmological neutrinos - actual results and near-future experiments d) Dark Matter: - evidence for existence of non-barionic matter - Dark Matter models (mainly Supersymmetry) - actual and near-future experiments for direct and indirect Dark Matter searches | |||||

Lecture notes | See: http://ihp-lx2.ethz.ch/AstroTeilchen/ | |||||

Literature | See: http://ihp-lx2.ethz.ch/AstroTeilchen/ | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | This course can be attended independent of Astro-Particle Physics I. | |||||

402-0738-00L | Statistical Methods and Analysis Techniques in Experimental Physics | W | 10 credits | 5G | M. Donegà | |

Abstract | This lecture gives an introduction to the statistical methods and the various analysis techniques applied in experimental particle physics. The exercises treat problems of general statistical topics; they also include hands-on analysis projects, where students perform independent analyses on their computer, based on real data from actual particle physics experiments. | |||||

Learning objective | Students will learn the most important statistical methods used in experimental particle physics. They will acquire the necessary skills to analyse large data records in a statistically correct manner. Learning how to present scientific results in a professional manner and how to discuss them. | |||||

Content | Topics include: - modern methods of statistical data analysis - probability distributions, error analysis, simulation methos, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, setting limits and introduction to multivariate methods. - most examples are taken from particle physics. Methodology: - lectures about the statistical topics; - common discussions of examples; - exercises: specific exercises to practise the topics of the lectures; - all students perform statistical calculations on (their) computers; - students complete a full data analysis in teams (of two) over the second half of the course, using real data taken from particle physics experiments; - at the end of the course, the students present their analysis results in a scientific presentation; - all students are directly tutored by assistants in the classroom. | |||||

Lecture notes | - Copies of all lectures are available on the web-site of the course. - A scriptum of the lectures is also available to all students of the course. | |||||

Literature | 1) Statistics: A guide to the use of statistical medhods in the Physical Sciences, R.J.Barlow; Wiley Verlag . 2) J Statistical data analysis, G. Cowan, Oxford University Press; ISBN: 0198501552. 3) Statistische und numerische Methoden der Datenanalyse, V.Blobel und E.Lohrmann, Teubner Studienbuecher Verlag. 4) Data Analysis, a Bayesian Tutorial, D.S.Sivia with J.Skilling, Oxford Science Publications. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Basic knowlege of nuclear and particle physics are prerequisites. | |||||

402-0895-00L | The Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions Special Students UZH must book the module PHY563 directly at UZH. | W | 6 credits | 2V + 1U | A. Gehrmann-De Ridder | |

Abstract | Topics to be covered: A) Electroweak Theory - Spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism - The electroweak Standard Model Lagrangian - The role of the Higgs and the Goldstone bosons B) Flavour Physics -The flavour sector of the Standard Model -The neutral kaon system and CP violation C) Neutrino oscillations D) Precision tests of the electroweak Standard Model | |||||

Learning objective | An introduction to modern theoretical particle physics | |||||

Literature | As described in the entity: Lernmaterialien | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Knowledge of Quantum Field Theory I is required. Parallel following of Quantum Field Theory II is recommended. | |||||

402-0703-00L | Phenomenology of Physics Beyond the Standard Model | W | 6 credits | 2V + 1U | M. Spira, A. de Cosa | |

Abstract | After a short introduction to the theoretical foundations and experimental tests of the standard model, supersymmetry, leptoquarks, and extra dimensions will be treated among other topics. Thereby the phenomenological aspect, i. e., the search for new particles and interactions at existing and future particle accelerators will play a significant role. | |||||

Learning objective | The goal of the lecture is the introduction into several theoretical concepts that provide solutions for the open questions of the Standard Model of particle physics and thus lead to physics beyond the Standard Model. Besides the theoretical concepts the phenomenological aspect plays a role, i.e. the search for new particles and interactions at the existing and future particle accelerators plays a crucial role. | |||||

Content | see home page: http://ihp-lx2.ethz.ch/JenseitsSM/ | |||||

Lecture notes | see home page: http://ihp-lx2.ethz.ch/JenseitsSM/ | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Will be taught in German only if all students understand German. | |||||

402-0394-00L | Theoretical CosmologyIn 2022 the lectures will be held separately from UZH. A different class under the same name will be taught by a different lecturer at UZH. | W | 10 credits | 4V + 2U | L. Senatore | |

Abstract | This is the second of a two course series which starts with "General Relativity" and continues in the spring with "Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology", where the focus will be on applying general relativity to cosmology as well as developing the modern theory of structure formation in a cold dark matter Universe. | |||||

Learning objective | Learning the fundamentals of modern physical cosmology. This entails understanding the physical principles behind the description of the homogeneous Universe on large scales in the first part of the course, and moving on to the inhomogeneous Universe model where perturbation theory is used to study the development of structure through gravitational instability in the second part of the course. Modern notions of dark matter and dark energy will also be introduced and discussed. | |||||

Content | The course will cover the following topics: - Homogeneous cosmology - Thermal history of the universe, recombination, baryogenesis and nucleosynthesis - Dark matter and Dark Energy - Inflation - Perturbation theory: Relativistic and Newtonian - Model of structure formation and initial conditions from Inflation - Cosmic microwave background anisotropies - Spherical collapse and galaxy formation - Large scale structure and cosmological probes | |||||

Lecture notes | In 2021, the lectures will be live-streamed online at ETH from the Room HPV G5 at the lecture hours. The recordings will be available at the ETH website. The detailed information will be provided by the course website and the SLACK channel. | |||||

Literature | Suggested textbooks: H.Mo, F. Van den Bosch, S. White: Galaxy Formation and Evolution S. Carroll: Space-Time and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity S. Dodelson: Modern Cosmology Secondary textbooks: S. Weinberg: Gravitation and Cosmology V. Mukhanov: Physical Foundations of Cosmology E. W. Kolb and M. S. Turner: The Early Universe N. Straumann: General relativity with applications to astrophysics A. Liddle and D. Lyth: Cosmological Inflation and Large Scale Structure | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Knowledge of General Relativity is recommended. | |||||

402-0883-63L | Symmetries in Physics | W | 6 credits | 3G | G. M. Graf | |

Abstract | The course gives an introduction to symmetry groups in physics. It explains the relevant mathematical background (finite groups, Lie groups and algebras as well as their representations), and illustrates their important role in modern physics. | |||||

Learning objective | The aim of the course is to give a self-contained introduction into finite group theory as well as Lie theory from a physicists point of view. Abstract mathematical constructions will be illustrated with examples from physics. | |||||

Content | Finite group theory, including representation theory and character methods; application to crystal field splitting. The symmetric group and the structure of its representations; application to identical particles and parastatistics. Simple Lie algebras and their finite-dimensional representations. Description of representations of SU(N) in terms of Young diagrams; applications in particle physics. | |||||

402-0848-00L | Advanced Field Theory Special Students UZH must book the module PHY572 directly at UZH. | W | 6 credits | 2V + 1U | R. Chitra | |

Abstract | The course treats the following topics in quantum field theory: -Chiral symmetries and chiral anomalies in QED and QCD -Topological objects in field theory including: *axions *Magnetic monopoles *instantons -Cosmology related topics including: *Baryogenesis and inflation | |||||

Learning objective | The course aims to provide an introduction to selected advanced topics in Quantum field Theory. | |||||

Content | A sound understanding of it can be viewed as a necessary foundation for research in elementary particle, astro particle physics and cosmology. | |||||

Literature | The corresponding literature will be given in the entity "Lernmaterialien" | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisite: Quantum Field Theory I Recommended: Quantum Field Theory II (to be attended in parallel) | |||||

402-0778-00L | Particle Accelerator Physics and Modeling II | W | 6 credits | 2V + 1U | A. Adelmann | |

Abstract | The effect of nonlinearities on the beam dynamics of charged particles will be discussed. For the nonlinear beam transport, Lie-Methods in combination with differential algebra (DA) and truncated power series (TPS) will be introduced. In the second part we will discuss surrogate model construction for such non-linear dynamical systems using neural networks and polynomial chaos expansion. | |||||

Learning objective | Models for nonlinear beam dynamics can be applied to new or existing particle accelerators. You create Python based surrogate models of dynamical systems, such as charged particle accelerators using Keras and Tensorflow. | |||||

Content | - Symplectic Maps and Higher Order Beam Dynamics - Taylor Modells and Differential Algebra - Lie Methods - Normal Forms - Surrogate Models for dynamical systems - Surrogate model based neural networks - Surrogate model based polynomial chaos - Uncertanty quantification of dynamical systems | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes | |||||

Literature | * Modern Map Methods in Particle Beam Physics M. Berz (http://bt.pa.msu.edu/pub/papers/AIEP108book/AIEP108book.pdf) | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Ideally Particle Accelerator Physics and Modelling 1 (PAM-1), however at the beginning of the semester, a crash course is offered introducing the minimum level of particle accelerator modeling needed to follow. This lecture is also suited for PhD. Students. | |||||

402-0726-12L | Physics of Exotic Atoms | W | 6 credits | 2V + 1U | P. Crivelli | |

Abstract | In this course, we will review the status of physics with exotic atoms including the new exciting advances such as anti-hydrogen 1S-2S spectroscopy and measurements of the hyperfine splitting and the puzzling results of the muonic-hydrogen experiment for the determination of the proton charge radius. | |||||

Learning objective | The course will give an introduction on the physics of exotic atoms covering both theoretical and experimental aspects. The focus will be set on the systems which are currently a subject of research in Switzerland: positronium at ETHZ, anti-hydrogen at CERN and muonium, muonic-H and muonic-He at PSI. The course will enable the students to follow recent publications in this field. | |||||

Content | Review of the theory of hydrogen and hydrogen-like atoms Interaction of atoms with radiation Hyperfine splitting theory and experiments: Positronium (Ps), Muonium (Mu) and anti-hydrogen (Hbar) High precision spectroscopy: Ps, Mu and Hbar Lamb shift in muonic-H and muonic-He- the proton radius puzzle Weak and strong interaction tests with exotic atoms Anti-matter and gravitation Applications of antimatter | |||||

Lecture notes | script | |||||

Literature | Precision physics of simple atoms and molecules, Savely G. Karshenboim, Springer 2008 Proceedings of the International Conference on Exotic Atoms (EXA 2008) and the 9th International Conference on Low Energy Antiproton Physics (LEAP 2008) held in Vienna, Austria, 15-19 September 2008 (PART I/II), Hyperfine Interactions, Volume 193, Numbers 1-3 / September 2009 Laser Spectroscopy: Vol. 1 Basic Principles Vol. 2 Experimental Techniques von Wolfgang Demtröder von Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008 | |||||

Optional Subjects in Mathematics | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

401-3532-08L | Differential Geometry II | W | 10 credits | 4V + 1U | J. Serra | |

Abstract | This is a continuation course of Differential Geometry I. Topics covered include: Introduction to Riemannian geometry: Riemannian manifolds, Levi-Civita connection, geodesics, Hopf-Rinow Theorem, curvature, second fundamental form, Riemannian submersions and coverings, Hadamard-Cartan Theorem, triangle and volume comparison, and isoperimetric inequalities. | |||||

Learning objective | Providing an introductory invitation to Riemannian geometry. | |||||

Literature | - M. P. do Carmo, Riemannian Geometry, Birkhäuser 1992 - I. Chavel, "Riemannian Geometry: A Modern Introduction" 2nd ed. (2006), CUP, - S. Gallot, D. Hulin, J. Lafontaine, Riemannian Geometry, Springer 2004 - S. Kobayashi, K. Nomizu "Foundations of Differential Geometry" Volume I (1963) Wiley, | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Differential Geometry I (or basics of differentiable manifolds) | |||||

401-3462-00L | Functional Analysis II | W | 10 credits | 4V + 1U | M. Burger | |

Abstract | The course will focus essentially on the theory of abelian Banach algebras and its applications to harmonic analysis on locally compact abelian groups, and spectral theorems. Time permitting we will talk about a fundamental property of highly non abelian groups, namely property (T); one of the spectacular applications thereof is the explicit construction of expander graphs. | |||||

Learning objective | Acquire fluency with abelian Banach algebras in order to apply their theory to harmonic analysis on locally compact groups and to spectral theorems. | |||||

Content | Banach algebras and the spectral radius formula, Guelfand's theory of abelian Banach algebras, Locally compact groups, Haar measure, properties of the convolution product, Locally compact abelian groups, the dual group, basic properties of the Fourier transform, Positive definite functions and Bochner's theorem, The Fourier inversion formula, Plancherel's theorem, Pontryagin duality and consequences, Regular abelian Banach algebras, minimal ideals and Wiener's theorem for general locally compact abelian groups. Applications to Wiener-Ikehara and the prime number theorem, Guelfand's theory of abelian C*-algebras and applications to the spectral theorem for normal operators, Property (T). | |||||

Literature | M.Einsiedler, T. Ward: Functional Analysis, Spectral Theory, and Applications, GTM Springer, 2017 I. Gelfand, D. Raikov, G. Shilov: Commutative Normed Rings, Chelsea 1964 E. Kaniuth: A Course in Commutative Banach Algebras, GTM Springer, 2009 W. Rudin: Fourier Analysis on Groups, Dover, 1967 M. Takesaki: Theory of Operator Algebras, Springer, 1979 | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Point set topology, Basic measure theory, Basics of functional analysis specifically: Banach-Steinhaus, Banach-Alaoglu, and Hahn-Banach. | |||||

Proseminars and Semester Papers To organise a semester project take contact with one of the instructors. | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

402-0717-MSL | Particle Physics at CERN | W | 8 credits | 15P | W. Lustermann | |

Abstract | During the semester break participating students stay for 4 weeks at CERN and perform experimental work relevant to our particle physics projects. Dates to be agreed upon. | |||||

Learning objective | Students learn the needed skills to, and perform a small particle physics experiment: setup, problem solving, data taking, analysis, interpretation and presentation in a written report of publication quality. | |||||

Content | Detailed information in: https://ethteilchenpraktikumn.web.cern.ch/ | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Language of instruction: English or German | |||||

402-0719-MSL | Particle Physics at PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute) | W | 8 credits | 15P | A. Soter, A. S. Antognini | |

Abstract | During semester breaks in Summer 6-12 students stay for 3 weeks at PSI and participate in a hands-on course on experimental particle physics. A small real experiment is performed in common, including apparatus design, construction, running and data analysis. The course includes some lectures, but the focus lies on the practical aspects of experimenting. | |||||

Learning objective | Students learn all the different steps it takes to perform a complete particle physics experiment in a small team. They acquire skills to do this themselves in the team, including design, construction, data taking and data analysis. | |||||

402-0210-MSL | Proseminar Theoretical Physics Limited number of participants. | W | 8 credits | 4S | Supervisors | |

Abstract | A guided self-study of original papers and of advanced textbooks in theoretical physics. Within the general topic, determined each semester, participants give a presentation on a particular subject and deliver a written report. | |||||

Learning objective | The goals of the proseminar are four-fold: i) to expand your knowledge of theoretical physics; ii) to learn how to give a professional presentation; iii) to learn how to write a scientific report; and (iv) to take part in scientific discussions. | |||||

402-0217-MSL | Semester Project in Theoretical Physics | W | 8 credits | 15A | Supervisors | |

Abstract | This course unit is an alternative if no suitable "Proseminar Theoretical Physics" is available of if the proseminar is already overbooked. | |||||

Learning objective | The goals of the proseminar are four-fold: i) to expand your knowledge of theoretical physics; ii) to learn how to give a professional presentation; iii) to learn how to write a scientific report; and (iv) to take part in scientific discussions. | |||||

402-0215-MSL | Experimental Semester Project in Physics | W | 8 credits | 15A | Supervisors | |

Abstract | The aim of the project is to give the student experience in working in a research environment, carrying out physics experiments, analysing and interpreting the resulting data. | |||||

Learning objective | - conduct a project in a research laboratory, - discuss their experimental results and conclusions in a team, - present their experimental findings in written and oral form. | |||||

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