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
Crash Course
In the last week of September I'll give a "crash course" on some
results from Quantum Field Theory, as (minimal) preparation for the
course on Theoretical Particle Physics (physics615), which will be
given by me in the coming winter term. Please
see crash course for further details.
Downloads of video files of the lectures, exercise sheets, and solutions
can be found here.
The link for the Zoom Q&A sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
afternoon (2 p.m.) is here.
WS 23/24:
Theoretical Particle Physics 1
- Time and Place :
Tuesday, 16:15 to 18:00, and Wednesday, 13:15 to 14:00, both
times HS 1, PI (i.e., in the big lecture room).
- First Lecture: October 10, 2023.
- Last Lecture: January 31, 2024.
- Tutorials: Will also be in person. The tutors are:
Group 1 : Monday 8:15 to 10:00 a.m., in AVZ, rm. 0.023 (Ü17);
tutor: Keshav Chaudhary, e-mail: s6kechau "at" uni-bonn.de
Group 2 : Monday 8:15 to 10:00 a.m., in AVZ, rm. 2.036; tutor:
Yashasvee Goel, e-mail ygoel "at" uni-bonn.de
Group 3 : Friday 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in AVZ, rm. 0.023
(Ü17); tutor: Chenhuan Wang, e-mail: s6cnwang "at" uni-bonn.de
Group 4 : Friday 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in AVZ, rm. 2.036;
tutor: Aditya Khalatkar, e-mail s6adkhal "at" uni-bonn.de
Overall coordination : Wenbin Zhao, e-mail zwbphy "at" gmail.com
First session : The second week of classes.
The homework problems can be downloaded
here.
I have now also created four tutorial groups in eCampus, led by the four
tutors whose names and contact data are listed above. Please register
for (exactly) one of these groups!
The lecture is aimed at students interested in experimental and/or
theoretical particle physics. I will
assume that you are already familiar with relativistic quantum
mechanics, and with some concepts of quantum field theory;
specifically, that you know how to go from the Lagrange density
("Lagrangian") to Feynman diagrams, which in turn allow you to compute
scattering amplitudes, and from there to cross sections and decay
rates. (This is true for many Bonn students, in particular for those
who already took the first QFT class.)
For those of you who are not familiar with these concepts, I
offer a week-long "crash course"; see the top of this web page for more
details.
Only students who have done at least 50% of the homework of this
class will be permitted to take the final exam! 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.
At the beginning of each tutorial, the tutor will pass around a list where
you can mark the problems you have solved. Based on this list the tutor will
call somebody to the board, who is expected to show the solution. This is
the preferred method.
Alternatively you can mail your solution to the tutor. Please use a PDF
file obtained via a proper scanning app (they are available for free in your
favorite app store), and not a simple photo! The solution has to
be sent in before the first tutorial of the week.
First exam: Monday, February 5, from 10:00 to 12:00, in PI, lecture hall
1 (where the lectures take place)
Second exam:: Monday, March 25, 10:00 to 12:00, in PI, lecture hall
1 (PI, HS1).
This lecture covers essentially the Standard Model of particle physics. More
specifically, the following topics will be covered:
0) Preliminaries
1) The gauge principle: QED
2) QCD
3) 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.
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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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