The course will cover the following topics: Introduction to fundamentals of QCD, why are models necessary when you’ve got QCD, quark model predictions of hadronic states, properties of the nucleon and its resonances, “missing” baryonic resonances, pentaquarks - salutory lesson or crucial discovery, experimental techniques, partial wave analysis, the search for exotic states: hybrid mesons, glueballs.

Assessment: Final exam, of approximately 2 hours 

Coursework: Approximately 1 hour per week in addition to lectures Course Summary 

Hours Equivalent Credit:

This course is cross listed with the Particle Physics theme. 

Link to course

Quarks and Hadron Spectroscopy

Course contact

Dr Peter Hurck


9 sessions in timetable