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A Somewhat Random Walk Through Nuclear and Particle Physics

by Thomas D. Cohen, Nicholas R. Poniatowski

Submission summary

As Contributors: Nicholas Poniatowski
Arxiv Link: (pdf)
Date accepted: 2021-09-08
Date submitted: 2021-08-27 02:39
Submitted by: Poniatowski, Nicholas
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Lecture Notes
Academic field: Physics
  • High-Energy Physics - Phenomenology
  • Nuclear Physics - Theory


These notes are an outgrowth of an advanced undergraduate course taught at the University of Maryland, College Park. They are intended as an introduction to various aspects of particle and nuclear physics with an emphasis on the role of symmetry. The basic philosophy is to introduce many of the fundamental ideas in nuclear and particle physics using relatively sophisticated mathematical tools -- but to do so in as a simplified a context to explain the underlying ideas. Thus, for example, the Higgs mechanism is discussed in terms of an Abelian Higgs model. The emphasis is largely, but not entirely theoretical in orientation. The goal is for readers to develop an understanding of many of the underlying issues in a relatively sophisticated way.

Published as SciPost Phys. Lect. Notes 34 (2021)

Author comments upon resubmission

We thank the reviewer for their time and careful reading of the manuscript. We have revised the manuscript, according to the suggestions of the reviewer, and believe that the improved version is now suitable for publication in SciPost Physics Lecture Notes.

List of changes

- All of the typos pointed out by the reviewer have been corrected
- Fig's 3 and 4 have been re-made in higher quality
- All figures are now referred to in the text
- Several footnotes have been added, according to the reviewer's suggestions.

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Resubmission 2006.12564v3 on 27 August 2021

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