15 Credits AUTUMN


Pre-requisites: PHY21004, PHY21005, PHY304


Aims/Description: The module describes the development of several crucial concepts in particle physics, emphasising the role and significance of experiments. Students are encouraged to work from the original literature. The module focuses not only on the particle physics issues involved, but also on research methodology - the design of experiments, the critical interpretation of data, the role of theory, etc. Topics covered include the discoveries of the neutron, the positron and the neutrino, the parity and CP violations, experimental evidence for quarks and gluons,  etc.

Staff Contact: VICKEY TREVOR
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

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