Physics 564 - Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics

Students will make a brief presentation in class of a particular aspect of modern particle physics. Here is a growing list of possible topics to consider. One good source of review articles is the Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science. Suggest a topic yourself and I'll try to find a good review article on which you might base your presentation.

Suggested Topics:

Ann. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 2003, 53:199-218 Observation of the Tau Neutrino
( neutrinos
( neutrinos
Ann. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 2003, 53:301-351 Top-Quark Physics
Ann. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 2002, 52:115-151 Double Beta Decay
Ann. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 2004, 54:141-174 The Brookhaven Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment Experiment
( CP violation

Chosen topics

Person Subject
Nichols Observation of tau neutrino (ppt|pdf)
Wampler Neutrino oscillations (ppt|pdf)
Kihara Neutrinoless double beta decay (ppt|pdf)
Foley Top quark discovery (ppt|pdf)
Liu Brookhaven (g-2)/2 result (ppt|pdf)

Here is John Conway's useful advice for giving effective presentations.