Claudio Conta

Introduction to Modern Particle Physics

Revised and updated edition

The textbook provides an introduction to modern particle physics. The most relevant developments in high energy physics are reviewed with a phenomenological approach, that allows for a balance between theory and experiment, in order to give a comprehensive description of the electromagnetic weak and strong interactions between the elementary particles. Starting from the Quantum Electro-Dynamics (QED), the basic concepts of the unified electroweak theory are illustrated; then, by considering the Quantum Chromo-Dynamics (QCD), the Standard Model of quarks and leptons is finally achieved.