Introduction to Particle Physics (for non particle physicists)

author: Frank Close, Department for Theoretical Physics, Oxford University
published: April 17, 2010,   recorded: July 2009,   views: 33644
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Part 1: Introduction 42:38
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Part 2: Particles (from atoms to quarks and leptons) 45:21
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Part 3: Forces 43:22
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Part 4: Unified universe (no strings attached) 39:40


These lectures are an introduction to the ideas of particle physics, aimed at students and teachers with little or on knowledge of the subject. They form a broad basis that will be developed in more detail by the subsequent lecturers in the school.

Prerequisite knowledge Basic physics: No prior knowledge of particle physics needed. For a cheap pocket sized guide see "Particle Physics - A Very Short Introduction" by Frank Close, published by Oxford University Press

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Comment1 Mr. Yogesh Kumar Sharma, August 11, 2012 at 10:49 a.m.:

Very good lectures for all Physicists, especially for Particle Physics teachers who want to teach this interesting subject to High School,Intermediate and B.Sc. students of India. Thank you very much for uploading the videos of these lectures!

Comment2 nisar, May 9, 2017 at 9:29 a.m.:

how to get online basic particle physics lectures.Here little bit advance particle physics lecture so guide me how to get basic particle physics lectures.

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