Particle Physics Theme Area
The SUPA Graduate School runs an extensive programme of Particle Physics courses to provide new graduate students with the necessary skills required to carry out research. The Particle Physics courses are divided into categories corresponding to whether the student is undertaking theoretical or experimental research, core lectures are compulsory for first year students in both areas.
Theory Students are strongly recommended to attend all the ‘Common Core’ and ‘Theory Core’ courses. Experimentalists are strongly recommended to attend all the ‘Common Core’ and ‘Experiment Core’ courses. Theory students are also welcome to attend courses in the experiment core and vice versa. Students should discuss with their supervisor which optional courses they should attend.
- SUPACOP Collider Physics
- SUPADCL Discussion Classes
- SUPAFLA Flavour Physics
- SUPALAT Lattice QCD
- SUPASMO The Standard Model
- SUPAGAT Gauge Theory in Particle Physics
Transferable skills courses:
In addition, general topics should be studied, and those of particular interest to astronomy and space physics students include advanced data analysis (an introductory prequel is also offered) and courses in different programming languages such as C++, plus transferable skills modules.