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1. Course title

Hiukkasfysiikan fenomenologia
Particle Physics Phenomenology   Partikelfysikens fenomenologi ?
Particle Physics Phenomenology

2. Course code


Aikaisemmat leikkaavat opintojaksot 53295 Hiukkasfysiikan fenomenologia, 5 op.

3. Course status: optional

-Which degree programme is responsible for the course?
Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences

-Which module does the course belong to?
PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences (optional for Study Track in Particle Physics and Cosmology)

-Is the course available to students from other degree programmes?

4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)

Master’s level, degree programmes in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine = secondcycle
degree/EQF level 7
Doctoral level = third-cycle (doctoral) degree/EQF level 8

-Does the course belong to basic, intermediate or advanced studies (cf. Government Decree
on University Degrees)?
Advanced studies

5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion

-The recommended time for completion may be, e.g., after certain relevant courses have
been completed.

Later stages of studies (after at least completing PAP332 Introduction to Particle Physics I and PAP325 Introduction to Particle Physics II).

6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered

Given every second year (even years) in the spring term, in III and IV periods.

7. Scope of the course in credits

5 cr

8. Teacher coordinating the course

Kenneth Österberg

9. Course learning outcomes

-Description of the learning outcomes provided to students by the course
- See the competence map (

After the course, the student will...

  1. learn to know relativistic kinematics and the Standard model of particle physics.
  2. be able to apply relativistic kinematics to calculation of total and differential cross-sections/widths.
  3. understand more deeply the Standard model of particle physics and its basis.
  4. be able to apply the understanding of the Standard model to particle physics phenomenology especially at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
  5. be familiar with the most popular extension of the Standard Model of particle physics.

10. Course completion methods

-Will the course be offered in the form of contact teaching, or can it be taken as a distance
learning course?
-Description of attendance requirements (e.g., X% attendance during the entire course or
during parts of it)
-Methods of completion

Exercises based on lectures, oral presentation and a final oral exam.

11. Prerequisites

-Description of the courses or modules that must be completed before taking this course or
what other prior learning is required

Compulsory: PAP332 Introduction to Particle Physics I and PAP325 Introduction to Particle Physics II. Beneficial: TCM311 Quantum Field Theory I.

12. Recommended optional studies

-What other courses are recommended to be taken in addition to this course?
-Which other courses support the further development of the competence provided by this

  To go deeper in theory: TCM311 Quantum Field Theory I, TCM312 Quantum Field Theory II, PAP336 Higgs Physics and PAP337 Supersymmetry

13. Course content

-Description of the course content

  • Relativistic kinematics: special relativity, phase space, two-, three- and multi-particle final states.
  • Standard Model: theoretical framework, principle of gauge invariance, quantum electrodynamics (QED) and chromodynamics (QCD), elektroweak unification, the Higgs mechanism and electroweak precision measurements.
  • Beyond the Standard Model (BSM): signs of BSM physics, basic principles of extensions of the Standard Model (Grand Unified Theories, supersymmetric and extra dimensional models).
  • Hadron colliders and LHC phenomenology: deep inelastic scattering, hadron-hadron interactions, QCD, electroweak, top and Higgs phenomenology at LHC.

14. Recommended and required literature

-What kind of literature and other materials are read during the course (reading list)?
-Which works are set reading and which are recommended as supplementary reading?

Lecture notes.

Supplementary reading:
W. von Schlippe: Relativistic kinematics of Particle Interactions, St. Petersburg University
A. Pich: The Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions, arXiv:1201.0537.
J. Iliopoulos: Introduction to the Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions, arXiv:1305.6779
M. Thomson: Modern Particle Physics, Cambridge University Press 2013
Particle Data Group Reviews on Kinematics, Standard Model, Hypothetical Particles and Astrophysics & Cosmology (available at

15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

-See the competence map (
-Student activities
-Description of how the teacher’s activities are documented

Weekly lectures and exercises (individual work). Oral presentation (individual). Final oral exam. Total hours 135.

16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale

-See the competence map (
-The assessment practices used are directly linked to the learning outcomes and teaching
methods of the course.

Final grade is based on exercises (40 %), oral presentation (compulsory, 20 %) and oral exam (40 %)

17. Teaching language


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