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
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).
First exam: Friday, February 9, 10:00 to 12:00,
in lecture hall 1 (PI, HS 1).
Second exam:: Tuesday, March 20, 10:00 to 12:00, in lecture hall
1 (PI, HS1).
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.
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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