The SUPACOP lectures provide the common core for all particle physics students in semester 2. The course covers three main subject areas:
- Electroweak and Higgs Physics
- Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) Physics (including Supersymmetry)
The objective of the course is to provide a general overview of theoretical, phenomenological and experimental aspects of electroweak theory, QCD and BSM physics, concentrating on the most influential and/or recent measurements from colliders.
- An introduction to lepton and hadron collider basics: kinematics, PDFs, Monte Carlo methods, jets, triggering and reconstruction, experimental techniques
- Results from LEP and Tevatron and on W, Z, top and Higgs searches
- LHC physics: Standard Model and QCD results; BSM searches; the Higgs discovery
- The BSM part of the course will introduce the concept of naturalness in the context of supersymmetry, supersymmetry breaking, and compositeness.