Session 2 Links, Materials, Assignment
Historical Overview of the Standard Model’s Development - Part 2
July 8, 2020
7pm - 9pm Eastern time
Learning objectives: Understand the driving motivations and important events in the history of particle physics and quantum field theory. Part 2 will cover the history of the Quark model, neutrinos, force particles, and the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012.
Homework assignment (due July 8):
- Complete D0 activity.
- Click here for link to assignment.
- Event displays: https://quarknet.org/sites/default/files/DZero_events.pdf
- Watch Steven Pollock’s lecture on the 1974 November Revolution in particle physics (30 minutes). Note that the youtube video length is 60 minutes, because for some reason the lecture is repeated twice. The video quality is poor but the pedagogical quality is high: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJIfBffJ4gg
- Fill out the weekly course survey (link sent via email). Note that this step is required every week in order to self-report the number of hours spent so we can give you professional development credit.
The homework should take approximately one hour to complete.
- Fermilab Tevatron
Text from exhibit at Fermilab: https://ed.fnal.gov/projects/exhibits/searching/exhibit_home3.html
Official website: https://www.fnal.gov/pub/tevatron/index.html
- Natural units used in particle physics
- Relationship between energy, momentum, and mass
QuarkNet reference guide: https://quarknet.org/page/energy-momentum-and-mass
QuarkNet data activity: https://quarknet.org/data-portfolio/activity/energy-momentum-and-mass
- Standard Model overview
Video by Don Lincoln (you can find lots of other good videos on particle physics from the Fermilab YouTube channel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYcw8nV_GTs
- Particle Discoveries
Article about charm quark discovery: https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201711/history.cfm
Article about charm tau neutrino discovery:
Article about the history of hadrons:
- QuarkNet Activity
Particle cards: https://quarknet.org/data-portfolio/activity/shuffling-particle-deck