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Introduction to Particle Physics and Quantum Field Theory

Grant number: 21/03162-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2021
Effective date (End): December 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal researcher:Attilio Cucchieri
Grantee:Lucca Radicce Justino
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Particle Physics studies the fundamental constituents of matter and the interactions among them, using experimental data obtained with particle accelerators and cosmic rays. From a theoretical point of view, matter and fundamental interactions are described by Quantum Field Theories. In particular, the interactions of the Standard Model are explained through the exchange of mediating particles, associated with quantized fields. These studies are of great relevance, because they allow us to understand the physical world at the most fundamental level. This scientific initiation project proposes to study elementary particles and the quantum fields associated with the fundamental interactions. Initially, the project will address several topics, such as conservation laws, symmetries, the Quarks Model, the Standard Model, Feynman Calculus, Gauge Theories, the mathematical formalism of Field Theory and the canonical quantization of fields. Then, a chosen topic will be studied in more detail.

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