Lectures and topics
CSABA CSAKI (Cornell U.)
Topics on physics beyond the Standard Model video
These lectures provide a self-contained introduction to the essential aspects of non-supersymmetric beyond the Standard Model (BSM). After a detailed review of the physical meaning of the hierarchy problem, we introduce the key ingredients of the physics of Goldstone bosons necessary for many non-supersymmetric new physics models. Next we discuss the concept of collective symmetry breaking and then present the main elements leading to Little Higgs/Composite Higgs models. We then turn to extra-dimensional theories. After covering some of the basics of extra dimensional physics, we describe warped extra dimensions, and explain how using the AdS/CFT correspondence one arrives at realistic RS models or the holographic Minimal Composite Higgs model. Lecture Notes
LANCE DIXON (SLAC)
Lecture 1. Motivation and color-kinematics basics. Lecture 2. Trees: On-shell recursion relations, color-kinematics duality and double-copy for gravity. Lecture 3. Loops: Unitarity to sew trees into loops, and simple loop integrals. Lecture 4. Multiple polylogarithms and the symbol. Lecture 5. Application: Bootstrapping the 6 point amplitude in planar N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory.
GIOVANNI RIDOLFI (Genova U. & INFN)
An introduction to the standard model of electroweak interactions video
Lecture 1. Electroweak unification: from QED and the Fermi theory to the Standard Model. Lecture 2. Masses of vector bosons: Nambu-Goldston realisation of the gauge symmetry. Lecture 3. Masses of fermion: flavour physics. Lecture 4. Beyond the leading order: the effective potential and the stability of the ground state. Lecture 5. Beyond the leading order: anomaly cancellation, experimental tests of radiative corrections.
ANTONIO RIOTTO (Geneva U.)
Inflation and cosmological perturbations video
Lecture 1. Introduction to the Standard Big Bang Model (SBB) and its shortcomings: the flatness problem, the entropy problem and the horizon problem. Lecture 2. Inflationary cosmology as a solution to the drawbacks of the SBB model. Lecture 3. Dynamics of inflation. Lecture 4 & 5. Cosmological perturbations from inflation. Lecture Notes Exercises
IRA ROTHSTEIN (Carnegie Mellon U.)
New Applications of Effective Field Theory video
Lecture 1. Basic Tenants of Effective Field Theory. Gapless modes and Goldstones Theorem. The Coset construction for internal symmetries. Lecture 2. The Coset construction for Space time symmetries and a few physical examples. Lecture 3. Introduction to the physics of binary inspirals. Designing an EFT to describe the electrodynamics of finite size systems. The EFT of atoms and molecules. Lecture 4. The World line EFT for compact gravitating objects (NRGR). Power counting, potential and radiation. Lecture 5. Calculating high accuracy gravitational wave templates.
TRACY SLATYER (MIT)
Dark Matter video
Lecture 1. Evidence for dark matter, gravitational probes. Notes, Exercise & Solutions. Lecture 2. Scenarios for the nature and origin of dark matter; thermal freezeout. Notes, Exercises Lecture 3. Axions, the misalignment mechanism, and axion searches. Notes Lecture 4. Direct detection and collider searches. Notes, Exercises Lecture 5. Astrophysical and cosmological searches for dark matter. Notes, Exercises