Professor Manuel Drees
I am Professor for Theoretical Particle and Astro-Particle
Physics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universtät Bonn.
SS 04: Theoretical Astro-Particle Physics
WS 04/05: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
SS 05: Theoretical Particle Physics 2
Seminar on Advanced Topics in
Particle and Quantum Field Theory
WS 05/06: On sabbatical leave
SS 06: Astro-Particle Physics (together with
Prof. Peter Schneider)
Seminar on Relativistic Quantum Field Theory (together with
Prof. Hans-Peter Nilles).
WS 06/07: Theoretische Physik 1
SS 07: Theoretische Physik 2b
WS 07/08: Collider Physics
SS 08: Astro-Particle Physics (together with
Prof. Uli Klein)
WS 08/09: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
SS 09: Theoretical Particle Physics 2
WS 09/10: Collider Physics
SS 10: Theoretical Astroparticle Physics;
Seminar on Astroparticle Physics (together with Prof. Marek Kowalski).
WS 10/11: On sabbatical leave
SS 11: Theoretische Physik 1
Seminar on Astroparticle Physics (together with Prof. Marek Kowalski).
WS 11/12: Theoretische Physik 2
SS 12: Theoretical Astroparticle Physics
WS 12/13: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
SS 13: Theoretical Particle Physics 2
Seminar on Astroparticle Physics (together with Prof. Marek Kowalski).
WS 13/14: Physics of the Higgs Particle
SS 14: Theoretische Physik 3: Quantenmechanik
WS 14/15: Advanced Quantum Theory
Seminar on Hunting Physics beyond the Standard Model (with Profs. Dreiner,
Hanhart, Krewald, Luu and Wirzba)
SS 15: Theoretical Astroparticle Physics
WS 15/16: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
SS 16: Theoretical Particle Physics 2
WS 16/17: Theoretical Astroparticle Physics
SS 17: Theoretische Physik 1
Seminar on Quantum Field Theory (with profs. Dreiner and Nilles)
WS 17/18: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
SS 18: Theoretical Particle Physics 2
Seminar on Evidence for Physics beyond the SM (with profs. Dreiner and Nilles)
WS 18/19: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
SS 19: Theoretical Astroparticle Physics
WS 19/20: Theoretische Physik 2
SS 20: Theoretical Particle Physics 2
Seminar on Advanced Topics in
Quantum Field Theory (with profs. Dreiner and Kubis)
WS 20/21: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
SS 21: Advanced Theoretical Particle Physics
WS 21/22: Advanced Quantum Theory
SS 22: Theoretical Astroparticle Physics
Seminar on Advanced Topics in
Quantum Field Theory (with prof. Duhr and Dr. Loebbert)
WS 22/23: Advanced Topics in Astroparticle Theory
SS 23: Theoretische Physik 1
WS 23/24: Theoretical Particle Physics 1
SS 24: Advanced Theoretical Particle Physics
SS 24:
Advanced Theoretical Particle Physics
- Time and Place :
Monday, 12:15 to 14:00,
Thursday, 10:15 to 11:00;
both times in HS 1, PI (i.e., in the big lecture room).
- First Lecture: April 11, 2024.
- Last Lecture: July 16, 2024.
- Tutorials:
Time and place : Thursday, 16:15 to 17:45, AVZ Ü4
(Rm 0.020)
First session : The second week of classes.
Tutors: Chenhuan Wang (Phone 3718, room W2.021, email s6cnwang "at"
uni-bonn.de) and Wenbin Zhao (Phone 3718, room W2.021, email wenbin.zhao "at"
uni-bonn.de).
The homework problems can be
downloaded here.
Figures shown in class can be found
here.
The identities with two-component spinors etc can be found
here .
The lecture is aimed at students interested in experimental and/or theoretical
particle physics. Prior knowledge of relativistic quantum mechanics,
and the Standard Model of particle physics (as covered, e.g., in the Theoretical
Particle Physics 1 class) will be assumed. I will occasionally use results from
Quantum Field Theory, but one should be able to follow this class without
having taken lectures in Quantum Field Theory first. (Of course, everybody
interested in particle theory should take the QFT classes, too!)
Only students who solve at least 50% of the homework problems of this
class will be allowed to participate in the final exam!
At the beginning of each tutorial, the tutor will pass around a table
with the homework problems of the week. Please mark the problems you have
solved. Using this list, the tutor will call somebody to the blackboard,
to show the solution.
If for some reason you cannot come to the tutorial, you can also send
the solution directly to the tutor; please send a properly scanned
PDF document, not just a (JPEG or similar) photo.
The lecture covers extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics. More
specifically, the following topics will be covered:
1) Neutrino oscillations and neutrino masses
2) Grand Unification of the gauge interactions
3) "Bottom-up" extensions of the SM
4) The hierarchy problem and possible solutions
Literature:
G. Ross, Grand Unified Theories, discusses both supersymmetric and
non-supersymmetric GUTs.
Drees, Godbole and Roy, Theory and Phenomenology of Sparticles, gives an
in-depth treatment of supersymmetry, with emphasis on phenomenological
aspects.
Baer, Tata, Weak scale supersymmetry: From superfields to scattering
events, is similar in scope to the previous book, but uses a different
notation.
S. Martin, A Supersymmetry Primer (on the arXiv), offers a
down-to-earth introduction to supersymmetry.
Peskin and Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, treats
the underlying formalism, but also contains many particle physics applications.
Master and Doctoral Theses
Please contact me directly regarding possible topics.
I expect a Master thesis to contain new, previously unknown, scientific
results. So far nearly all Bonn Diploma and Master theses in my group have led
to journal publications. While I am (nearly) always available for questions and
discussions, I generally encourage students to work as independently as
possible. This means that I do not require regular progress reports; I
expect students who have some questions to come to me on their own
initiative.
Also, students who have their own idea about a topic for a Master thesis
are very welcome, if it falls in my area of expertise.
If you are interested, please contact me directly for further information. I
also encourage you to talk to some of the other members
of my group before committing yourself.
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