This new book is fully up to date with all the latest developments on both theoretical and experimental investigations of the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics with a particular emphasis on its historical development on both sides. It further stresses the cross-fertilisation between the two sub-disciplines of theoretical and experimental particle physics which has been instrumental in establishing the SM. In other words, the book develops a truly phenomenological attitude to the subject.
In addition to emphasising the successes of the SM, this book also critically assesses its limitations and raises key unanswered questions for the purpose of presenting a new perspective of how to further our knowledge above and beyond it. It also contains both historical information from past experiments and latest results from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
This book will be an invaluable reference to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, in addition to early-stage researchers in the field.
- Provides a unique approach not found in current literature in developing and verifying the SM
- Presents the theory pedagogically but rigorously from basic knowledge of quantum field theory
- Brings together experimental and theoretical practice in one, cohesive text
Table of Contents
1. QED Theory.
2. From Fermi Theory to V-A.
3. Non-Abelian Gauge Theories.
4. Theory of EW Interactions.
5. SSB and Higgs Mechanism.
6. Glashow-Weinberg-Salam Model.
7. Strong Interactions and QCD.
8. Tests of QCD Interactions
9. Higgs Phenomenology.
10. Fermion Masses and Mixing.
11. CP Violation.
12. Tests of EW Interactions.
13. Top and Higgs Discovery.
Chapter 14. Neutrino Masses and Mixing.
Professor Shaaban Khalil is one of the prominent High Energy Physicists in the Middle East. He is well known by his outstanding contributions to understanding of possible new physics beyond the standard model of particle physics. He is the founding director of the Center for Fundamental Physics at Zewail City of Science and Technology in Egypt, since 2012. Prof. Khalil has published more than 300 scientific papers in renowned scientific journals. His work enabled him to obtain the D.Sc. degree in 2006. His research has been widely recognised, and he has received innumerable national and international awards. Prof. Khalil is a visiting professor at the University of Southampton since 2011. Prof. Khalil is the president of the Arab Physical Society and the founding team leader of the Egyptian particle physics group at the CMS experiment at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.
Professor Stefano Moretti is one of the worldwide leading High Energy Physicists working at the interface between theory and experiment. He is the Professor of Particle Physics Phenomenology at the University of Southampton as well as co-founder and Director of the NExT Institute, UK. He is also Visiting Scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, and Associate Scientist to CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, through the CMS experiment. Professor Moretti has published more than 300 scientific papers in prestigious scientific journals. His research has been widely recognised and he has received innumerable national and international awards, including an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from Uppsala University, Sweden, where he is also Honorary Professor.