Course Description  Introductory survey course on nuclear and particle physics. Phenomenology and experimental foundations of nuclear and particle physics; fundamental forces and particles, composites. Interaction of particles with matter and detectors. SU(2), SU(3), models of mesons and baryons. Weak interactions and neutrino physics. Leptonnucleon scattering, form factors and structure functions. QCD, gluon field and color. W and Z fields, electroweak unification, the CKM matrix, Nucleonnucleon interactions, properties of nuclei, single and collective particle models. Electromagnetic and hadronic interactions with nuclei. Nuclear reactions and nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics. Relativistic heavy ion collisions. Instructor: Walter 
Additional Information 
This is an introductory graduate level survey course on particle and nuclear physics. This class assumes a familiarity with graduate level quantum mechanics at the level of physics 211 and 212. This class will impart a broad foundation in the phenomenology and experimental foundations
of modern nuclear and particle physics. Topics in the class will
include:
 Overview of particles, exchange forces, kinematics, symmetries and groups
 Interactions of particles with matter, and particle detectors.
 The quark model
 Nuclear structure models
 Quantum electrodynamics
 Quarks and gluons
 Lepton scattering, form factors and structure functions
 Weak interactions
 The electroweak theory
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