Professor Manuel Drees

I am Professor for Theoretical Particle and Astro-Particle Physics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universtät Bonn.

Lectures

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
SS16: Theoretical Particle Physics 2
WS 16/17: Theoretical Astroparticle Physics
SS17: Theoretische Physik 1
            Seminar on Quantum Field Theory (with profs. Dreiner and Nilles)

WS 17/18:

Theoretical Particle Physics 1
Time and Place : Monday, 16:15 to 18:00, and Tuesday, 16:15 to 17:00, both times HS 1, PI (i.e., in the big lecture room).
First Lecture: October 9, 2017.
Last Lecture: January 30, 2018.
Tutorials: Times and places;
Group 1 : Monday 12:15 to 14:00, AVZ, room 0.021 (Ü5); Mahsa Barzegarkeshteli
Group 2 : Thursday 10:15 to 12:00, AVZ, room 0.023 (Ü17); Shi Meng
Group 3 : Thursday 12:15 to 14:00, AVZ, room 1.025 HS116); Rahul Mehra
Group 4 : Thursday 16:15 to 18:00, AVZ, room 1.025 HS116); Zhongyi Zhang
First session : The second week of classes.
The tutors are:
Mahsa Barzegarkeshteli (Wegelerstr.10, email s6mabarz "at" physik.uni-bonn.de);
Rahul Mehra (Wegelerstr.10, email rmehra "at" th.physik.uni-bonn.de);
Shi Meng (Wegelerstr.10, email shimrac "at" outlook.com);
Zhongyi Zhang (Wegelerstr.10, email shadowquark "at" outlook.com).
The assignment sheets can be downloaded
here.

Only students who have done at least 50% of the homework of this class will be permitted to take the final exam! In order to check this, the tutors will hand out a table containting the names of the participants in this group as well as the homework problems of this week. You should mark the problems that you have solved. Using this table, the tutor will call students to the board, giving you the opportunity to show your solution to the group. The solution need not be perfect in order to count towards your 50%, but you need to have made an honest effort at solving the problem.
If for some reason you cannot attend the tutorial you can also hand in, or send, written solutions to your tutor; please at most two people per solution. These will be counted towards your 50% only if they have been sent before 8:00 a.m. on Monday of this week (since the solutions will be presented in the tutorials).

The lecture is aimed at students interested in experimental and/or theoretical particle physics. Prior knowledge of relativistic quantum mechanics will be assumed. Knowledge of some concepts of quantum field theory is helpful, but will not be assumed.

This lecture covers essentially the Standard Model of particle physics. More specifically, the following topics will be covered:
0) Preliminaries (notation etc)
1) Relativistic wave equations
2) Lagrangians and Feynman rules
3) The gauge principle: QED
4) QCD
5) Electroweak interactions

Literature:
Aitchison and Hey, Gauge theories in Particle Physics , vols. 1 and 2, is a modern, comprehensive treatment that starts from scratch.
Halzen and Martin, Quarks and Leptons , remains a classic.
Peskin and Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, treats the underlying formalism, but also contains many particle physics applications.



Weekly Theoretical High Energy Physics seminar


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. In particular, students who have their own idea about a Master topic 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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