Physics P635-636
Frontier Particle Physics I-II
Fall 2005

Course WWW home page: http://physics.indiana.edu/~berger/p635.html

MWF 1:25-2:15 (Section 25260)
Swain West 217
Instructor: Mike Berger

Phone: (812) 855-2609
Email: berger AT indiana.edu
WWW: http://physics.indiana.edu/~berger/aboutme.html
Office Hours: Thursday, 2pm-4pm, and by appt.

Frontier Particle Physics I-II (P635-636):
  • The first semester will be devoted to an introduction to string theory.
  • The second semester will be devoted to the particle physics of the Standard Model and beyond.
  • o Text

    B. Zwiebach, A First Course in String Theory.

    Table of Contents

    o Other (Possibly) Useful Reference Material

    V. B. Berestetskii, et al., Quantum Electrodynamics [on reserve].

    J.D. Bjorken and S.D. Drell, Relativistic Quantum Mechanics [on reserve].

    J.D. Bjorken and S.D. Drell, Relativistic Quantum Fields [on reserve].

    L. Brown, Quantum Field Theory [on reserve].

    F. Gross, Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Field Theory [on reserve].

    P. Deligne (ed.), et al., Quantum Fields and Strings: A Course for Mathematicians [on reserve].

    M. B. Green, J. H. Schwarz, and E. Witten, Superstring Theory, Vol 1-2 [on reserve].

    B. Hatfield, Quantum Field Theory of Point Particles and Strings [on reserve].

    C. Itzykson and J. Zuber, Quantum Field Theory[on reserve].

    M. Kaku, Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Introduction [on reserve].

    M. Kaku, Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory.

    P. Ramond, Field Theory: A Modern Primer [on reserve].

    J. Polchinski, String Theory, Vol 1-2 [on reserve].

    L. Ryder, Quantum Field Theory [on reserve].

    J. J. Sakurai, Advanced Quantum Mechanics.

    W. Siegel, Fields, Available online.

    R. J. Szabo, An Introduction to String Theory and D-brane Dynamics [on reserve].

    S. Weinberg, Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol. 1 & 2 [on reserve].

    J. Zinn-Justin, Quantum Field Theory and Critical Phenomena.

    o Problem Sets

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    Problem Sets will typically be due on Fridays.

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    o Grading

    70% Problem Sets, 30% Take Home Exam.

    o Grades

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