Standard Model of Particle Physics (SS20)



Prof. Dr. Harald Ita,

tutor Wladimir Tschernov



  • Lecture: 4 hours, time Di 12-14 SRI, Wed 12-14 SRI, start: 21.4.2020 (Lecturer Harald Ita)
  • Tutorial: 2 hours, tutorial time Fr 14-16 SRI
  • Anmeldung erforderlich auf HISinOne
  • 1st tutorial 15.5. at 15:00 at zoom of SRI
  • Lecture exam (Prüfungsleistung): TBA
  • Tutorial exams (Studienleistung or BSc. Prüfungsleistung): TBA
  • Equivalent to QFTI in Advanced Theory (9 CP)


Problem Sets for Tutorial (available from tutor)


We will attempt to start with a Feynman diagram particle picture for the semiclassical description of the Standard Model. Some of the main topics we will discuss are given below:

  • Special relativity and Lorentz transformations
  • Relativistic quantum mechanics
  • Maxwell field equations and Lagrangians
  • Interacting fields
  • Feynman rules
  • Quantum electrodynamics
  • Gauge theories
  • Higgs field and spontaneous symmetry breaking
  • Standard Model Lagrangian

For Bachelor-Students

The lecture is suitable as supplementary or elective course; Wahlpflicht- bzw. Wahlbereich.

For Masters-Students

The lecture is suitable as Advanced Theory course in the Elective Subjects.

Required Prior Knowledge

Electrodynamics, basics in Quantum Mechanics.

 Requirements for Academic Record

  • Active and regular participation in the tutorials (possibly including the presentation of homework problems) and written exam.
  • In case an exam ( "Prüfungsleistung") is required, a written exam will be offered. Prerequisite is the successful participation in the tutorials. The final exam yields 10 ECT points.
  • For the BSc. ( "Prüfungsleistung") two mid-term exams about the tutorials are required. These are then graded. The BSc. ( "Prüfungsleistung") yields 7 ECT points.
  • For the successful participation of the tutorial ("Studienleistung") more than 50% of the points in each of the mid-term exams are required.

Further details will be given in the lecture/tutorials.



  • The Standard Model: A Primer, Cliff Burgess and Guy Moore
  • Phenomenology of Particle Physics by S.P. Martin
  • Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model, Matthew D. Schwartz
  • Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, M.E. Peskin and D.V. Schroeder 


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