Tensors and Restricted Relativity (Fiche ECTS)
Second year of the Bachelor degree programme in Physical Sciences and Mathematics (60 hours)
These classes are divided into two parts:
Structure of High-Energy Particles (Card ECTS)
Second year of the Master degree programme in Physics (30 hours)
These classes are addressed to postgraduate students and expose them to state-of-the-art facilities and material concerned with studying the structure of high energy particles. The course contents vary from year to year according to students’ knowledge, from my own research activities and the latest science. Topics covered include (but are not limited to): the nature of quarks, the colour SU(3) and the flavour SU(3) groups, an introduction to quantum chromodynamics, potential models, the Bethe–Salpeter equation, methods of calculating with two and three particles, asymptotic freedom, and the nature of containment.
Nuclear Physics (Card ECTS)
First year of the Master degree programme in Physics (30 hours) Introduction to the study of the atomic core structure (The physics of radiation and detectors is not covered because this module is part of separate degree programme).
(This material is available at the library)
Elements of Quantum Chromodynamics (Fiche ECTS)
Second year of the Master degree programmes in Physics and Mathematics (15 hours)
The theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) is an important part of the Standard Model of particle physics along with the electroweak interaction theory, which describes the strong quark-antiquark interaction. It rests on gauge invariance compared to the colour SU(3) group and gauge bosons as gluons. Its low energy and non-perturbative nature, related to containment, makes it impossible to use Feynman diagram developments in this sector. Fortunately, other approaches exist and make it possible to obtain many results illuminating non-perturbative QCD physics. The course covers this topic. In particular, chiral pertubation theory (ChPT) and lattice QCD will be studied, as well as colour confinement. These are the three most largely addressed methods in our current research.