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
WS 24/25:
Advanced Quantum Theory (physics606)
- Time and Place :
Monday, 12:15 to 14:00, and Wednesday, 12:15 to 13:00, both
times HS 1, PI (i.e., in the big lecture hall inside the PI).
- First Lecture: October 7, 2024.
- Last Lecture: January 29, 2025.
- Tutorials:
First session: In the second week of classes.
The homework problems can be found
here, as well as on
eCampus.
The figures shown on the projector during class can be
found here.
The online material will (mostly) be provided via eCampus, so please
register for this course on the eCampus system! (You need a login ID from
our university for this end, which in turn you can get only after enrolling
here.)
Only students who have done at least 50% of the homework of this class
will be admitted to the final exam! The solution need not be perfected
in order to be counted, but you must have made a serious attempt at least.
Up to two people (but no more!) may sign one set of solutions. However, it is
crucial that all students do in fact work on these problems themselves;
otherwise the chance of passing the final exam is close to nil. Note also
that you will be expected to present your solution to the other members in
your tutorial group, at the request of the tutor.
First exam: Monday, February 10, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Wolfgang Paul
lecture hall.
Second exam: Thursday, March 27, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Wolfgang Paul
lecture hall.
The lecture is aimed at first year Master students, as well as advanced
Bachelor students who have already taken the class on introductory quantum
mechanics. Bonner Studierenden, die sich für Theorie interessieren,
wird empfohlen, die AQT bereits im 5. Semester zu hören, sodass im
6. Semester die QFT1 belegt werden kann; dies erleichtert den Zugang zum
Material der einführenden Theorie-Vorlesungen im Master Studium.
Outline:
1) Review of Quantum Mechanics
2) Transformations and Symmetries
3) Path integrals
4) Time dependent perturbation theory
5) Scattering theory
6) Second quantisation
7) Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
Literature:
Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics , is a modern, single volume
treatment, starting from the basics, with emphasis on the path integral
formulation.
Schwabl, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, (auch auf Deutsch erhältlich)
treats many-body systems and relativistic wave equations, but does not use the
path integral. Time dependent perturbation theory and scattering theory are
treated in the book Quantum Mechanics by the same author.
Volumes 3 and 4 of the series by Landau and Lifshitz give a very
comprehensive treatment of the material, at a quite advanced level (but not
using path integrals).
Schiff, Quantum Mechanics , is another, somewhat older, comprehensive
treatment of the field, which however does not treat path integrals.
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics is also treated in the introductory chapters of
many text books on quantum field theory.
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 18, 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.
First Exam: Monday, July 29, 10:00 to 12:00, in the HISKP lecture
hall.
Second Exam: Friday, September 27, 10:00 to 12:00, in the HISKP
lecture hall.
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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