Part II Particle and Nuclear Physics
University of Cambridge

Dr. Tina Potter (cp594@SPAMNOTcam.ac.uk)
Lent and Easter Terms 2021


Standard Model Nuclide Chart


Summer Opportunities

These may/may not be held in 2021...
CERN hosts undergraduate students in the summer for physics/computing focused internships.

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory hosts undergraduate students in the summer for physics focused internships.

Oxford Particle Physics Summer Student Programme for neutrino physics/detector development.

Course Material

Course Description

Please note: gaps/blanks in notes are for worked examples that we will go through in the lectures.
Intended Date Chapter Slides Video Appendices Worked Examples Problem Sheet
22 Jan 2021 1. Introduction pdf mp4 A,B
25 Jan 2021 2. Kinematics, Decays and Reactions pdf mp4 C Examples
29 Jan 2021 mp4 Problem Sheet 1
01 Feb 2021 3. Colliders and Detectors pdf mp4 Examples
05 Feb 2021 4. The Standard Model pdf mp4 D Examples
08 Feb 2021 5. Feynman Diagrams pdf mp4 Summary
12 Feb 2021 6. QED pdf mp4 E Examples
15 Feb 2021 7. QCD pdf mp4 Examples
19 Feb 2021 mp4 Extra
22 Feb 2021 8. The Quark Model of Hadrons pdf mp4 Examples
26 Feb 2021 mp4 Problem Sheet 2
01 Mar 2021 9. The Weak Force pdf mp4 F,G Examples
05 Mar 2021 mp4
05 Mar 2021 10. Electroweak Unification pdf mp4 Examples
08 Mar 2021 mp4
12 Mar 2021 11. The Top Quark and the Higgs Mechanism pdf mp4 Examples
15 Mar 2021 12. Beyond the Standard Model pdf mp4 Examples Problem Sheet 3
30 April 2021 13. Basic Nuclear Properties pdf mp4
03 May 2021 14. The Structure of Nuclei pdf mp4 Examples
07 May 2021 15. Nuclear Decay pdf mp4 H Examples
10 May 2021 16. Fission and Fusion pdf mp4 Problem Sheet 4
Problem Sheet Solutions

Recommended Books

Particle Physics

Nuclear Physics

Lower Level Introductory books