The University of Edinburgh
The Discovery of the Higgs Boson
The University of Edinburgh

The Discovery of the Higgs Boson

Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

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17 hours to complete
3 weeks at 5 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Discuss fundamental building blocks of the Standard Model, explore Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity, describe elementary Particle Physics.

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31 quizzes

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There are 7 modules in this course

The Higgs discovery is the latest step in a long journey of discovery of the elementary constituents of matter. Before we discuss the detailed structure of matter at the smallest scales ever explored, we want to introduce some basic concepts in the more familiar framework of classical mechanics.

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9 videos7 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In order to have a consistent description of the interactions of matter and light, we need a new framework. QED as an example of RQFT.

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6 videos6 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In order to have a consistent description of the interactions of matter and light, we need a new framework. QED as an example of RQFT.

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7 videos5 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt

The framework introduced for QED can be generalised to describe all four fundamental forces in Nature. Characteristic features of the strong/weak force, what needs to be modified with respect to QED.

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9 videos6 readings6 quizzes1 discussion prompt

The Higgs mechanism, and the construction of the Standard Model, and Higgs phenomenology.

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3 videos5 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This week should provide an overview of experimental techniques (colliders/detectors), and results.

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8 videos5 readings3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Basic understanding of concepts behind the hot big bang cosmology; relevance of particle processes to early Universe cosmology; summary of cosmological observations suggesting physics beyond the standard model.

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8 videos6 readings6 quizzes

Instructor

Christos Leonidopoulos
The University of Edinburgh
1 Course684 learners

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