Quantum Chromodynamics
Code  Completion  Credits  Range  Language 

02ZQCD  Z,ZK  6  3+2  Czech 
 Lecturer:
 Jana Bielčíková (guarantor), Boris Tomášik
 Tutor:
 Jan Čepila
 Supervisor:
 Department of Physics
 Synopsis:

The lecture focuses on understanding of basic principles of quantum chromodynamics and their practical applications in the context of modern experiments in particle and relativistic heavyion physics.
 Requirements:

Knowledge of basic course of physics, knowledge of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory
 Syllabus of lectures:

1. Hadron spectra, basic ideas of group theory
2. Nonrelativistic model of constituent quarks
3.Elastic and inelastic scattering of leptons and nucleons
4.Parton model (parton distribution functions, counting rules)
5. Fragmentation and fragmentation functions
6. High energy electron  positron annihilation, DrellYan dilepton production
7. Lagrangian of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), differences between electrodynamics and chromodynamics
8. Feynman rules on tree level, calculation of elementary processes: quarkquark, quarkgluon and gluongluon scattering
9. Running coupling constant of QCD and it's measurement, asymptotic freedom, perturbative quantum chromodynamics
10. Jets, highenergy physics experiments and jet reconstruction algorithms
11. Quark confinement, chiral symmetry, quarkgluon plasma
12. Lattice QCD calculations
 Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Hadron spectra, basic ideas of group theory
2. Nonrelativistic model of constituent quarks
3.Elastic and inelastic scattering of leptons and nucleons
4.Parton model (parton distribution functions, counting rules)
5. Fragmentation and fragmentation functions
6. High energy electron  positron annihilation, DrellYan dilepton production
7. Lagrangian of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), differences between electrodynamics and chromodynamics
8. Feynman rules on tree level, calculation of scatterings: quarkquark, quarkgluon and gluongluon
9. Running coupling constant of QCD and it's measurement, asymptotic freedom, perturbative quantum chromodynamics
10. Jets, highenergy physics experiments and jet reconstruction algorithms
11. Quark confinement, chiral symmetry, quarkgluon plasma
12. Lattice QCD calculations
 Study Objective:

Knowledge:
Basics of the theory of strong interactions and quantum chromodynamics focused mainly on present particle experiments
Skills:
Independent solution of simple examples in quantum chromodynamics and following difficult calculations
application of the above mentioned knowledge
 Study materials:

Key references:
[1] F. Halzen, A.D. Martin, Quarks and Leptons, John Wiley and sons, 1984
[2] W. Greiner, S. Schramm, E. Stein, Quantum Chromodynamics, Springer, 1989
[3] J. Chýla, Quarks, partons and Quantum Chromodynamics (lecture notes, MFF UK Praha 2003)
[4] R. Vogt, Ultrarelativistic HeavyIon Collisions, Elsevier Science, 2007, Chapter 6.
Recommended references:
[5] H. Georgi, Lie Algebras in Particle Physics, Perseus Books, 1999
[6] J. D. Bjorken, S. D. Drell, Relativistic Quantum Theory, McGrawHill Book Co.,1965
[7] M. E. Peskin, D. Schroeder, An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory, Westview Press, 1992
 Note:
 Timetable for winter semester 2020/2021:
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 Timetable for summer semester 2020/2021:
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 The course is a part of the following study plans:

 Experimentální jaderná a částicová fyzika (compulsory course of the specialization)