Cátedra Augusto García González


QCD: A bridge between partons (quarks and gluons) and hadrons

Mini-Course (November 27-December 1 2017, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Dr. Adnan Bashir
Institute of Physics and Mathematics and Michoacán University, Mexico

Part 1:

From hadrons to quarks

Mesons and Baryons - A historical preview
Particles and quantum numbers
Symmetries and cross-sections

First lecture
Video 1

The Quark Model – The eightfold way
SU(3) and hadrons, SU(4), SU(5)

Second lecture
Video 2

Chiral symmetry and its breaking
Pions as Goldstone bosons
Linear sigma model, explicit symmetry breaking and non-linear sigma model
More on symmetries

Part 2:

From quarks to QCD
QCD as a gauge theory
Feynman Rules
Higher Orders and Infinities
Regularization, renormalization schemes
One Loop Renormalization, Anomalous Dimensions
Running Coupling, the beta function and asymptotic freedom

Third lecture
Video 3

Part 3:

From QCD back to hadrons
Form factors, deep inelastic scattering, structure functions, Bjorken scaling, Callan-Gross relation, parton model, Feynman’s partons versus Gell-Mann’s quarks, parton distribution functions, generalized parton distribution functions and the modern picture of proton’s internal structure.

Fourth lecture
Video 4

Fifth lecture
Video 5

Higgs Physics: from Colliders to Cosmology
Mini-Course (September 18 to 22, 2017, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Professor: Dr. José Miguel No
King's College, London, UK


Lecture 1 :Electroweak Symmetry Breaking (EWSB) at T =0
* The Higgs Mechanism
* Symmetry Breaking in QFT: The Effective Potential
* Radiative symmetry breaking: Coleman-Weinberg

Video 1

Lecture 2: Gauge dependence of the Effective Potential (T=0) and Nielsen identitites. Electroweak Symmetry Breaking at Finite T * The effective potential at finite temperature: standard computation
* The high temperature expansion
* EWSB in the early Universe: The Electroweak Phase Transition

Lecture 3: Dynamics of the Electroweak Phase Transition
* First Order vs Second Order Phase Transition
* Bubble Nucleation and Expansion
* Strength of the Electroweak Phase Transition

Lecture 4 : Applications: Baryogenesis

Lecture 5: Applications: Gravitational Waves

What can we learn on Elementary Particle Physics from Cosmology?
Mini-Course (June 12 to 16, 2017, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Professor: Dr. Genaro Miele
INFN/Napoli Univ.

Summary: The early universe represents a unique arena where to test indirectly possible extensions of the Electroweak Standard Model up to energy regions not even reachable in the far future at the accelerators. This is due to the relevance of the elementary particle physics in shaping the present universe once a Hot Big Bang Model is assumed. In this series of lectures the main pillars of the modern cosmology will be reviewed paying particular attention to those phenomena like baryogenesis, primordial nucleosynthesis and relic abundances (Dark Matter and Cosmological Neutrino Background) where particle physics essentially rules the game. The comparison of the theoretical predictions with the astrophysical observations allows to scrutinise the viability of possible models.

Course Notes
Video 1 First lecture
Video 2 Second lecture
Video 3 Third lecture
Video 4 Fourth lecture (given by Marco Chianese)
Complementary seminar (given by Marco Chianese)
Video 5 (Marco Chianese)

Theory and phenomenology of massive neutrinos
Mini-Course (January 30 to February 3, 2017, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Professor: Dr. Carlo Giunti
INFN/Torino Univ.

Summary: The general theory of neutrino masses and mixing is introduced. The theory of neutrino oscillations in vacuum and in matter is reviewed, with discussion of the most important general phenomenological aspects.


- Dirac Neutrino Masses
Higgs Mechanism in the Standard Model
Three-Generation Neutrino Masses and Mixing

- Majorana Neutrino Masses
Two-Component Theory of a Massless Neutrino
Majorana Mass
Mixing of Three Majorana Neutrinos

- Dirac-Majorana Mass
One Generation
See-Saw Mechanism
Three-Generation Mixing

First two lectures

Video 1

Video 2

- Neutrino Oscillations in Vacuum
General Theory
Two-Neutrino Mixing and Oscillations

- Neutrino Oscillations in Matter
Effective Potentials in Matter
MSW Effect (Resonant Transitions in Matter)
Phenomenology of Solar Neutrinos

Third and half of fourth lecture

Video 3
- Quantum Mechanics of Neutrino Oscillations
Wave-Packet Theory of Neutrino Oscillations
Common Question: Do Charged Leptons Oscillate?

Video 4

- Phenomenology
Evidences of Neutrino Oscillations
Phenomenology of Three-Neutrino Mixing
Absolute Scale of Neutrino Masses
Light Sterile Neutrinos

Half of fourth lecture and fifth lecture

Video 5


Searching for WIMP dark matter with astroparticles
Mini-Course (August 16-19 2016, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Professor: Dr. Roberto Lineros
IFIC, Valencia, Spain
0) Seminar Dark Matter effects on oscillations of high energy neutrinos
I) Dark Matter: history, evidences, and candidates First lecture Video 1
II) Production of WIMP Dark Matter in the Early Universe Second lecture Video 2
III) Searches in colliders and in underground laboratories Third lecture Video 3
IV) Searches using astroparticles Fourth lecture Video 4

Rare B decays: Theory and applications
Mini-Course (August 1-5 2016, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Professor: Dr. Javier Virto
University of Bern, Switzerland
Program of the course
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4
Video 5 Global fits Global fits

Experimental searches for dark matter
Mini-Course (June 17-19 2016, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Professor: Dr. Juan Estrada
Fermilab, USA
Clase 1 Video 1
Clase 2 Video 2
Clase 3 Video 3


Neutrinos in Cosmology
Mini-Course (June 8-12 2015, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Professor: Dr. Sergio Pastor
IFIC (CSIC and Univ. Valencia) Spain
Clase 1 Video 1
Clase 2 Video 2
Clase 3 Video 3
Clase 4 Video 4


Modern cosmology
S. Dodelson (Ed. Academic Press, 2003)
ISBN: 9780122191411

Neutrino cosmology
J. Lesgourgues, G. Mangano, G. Miele and S. Pastor (Ed. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013)
ISBN: 9781107013957
Libro en CUP

Specialized reviews:
Neutrinos in Cosmology
A.D. Dolgov
Physics Reports 370 (2002) 333-535 [hep-ph/0202122]

Massive neutrinos in Cosmology
J. Lesgourgues and S. Pastor
Physics Reports 429 (2006) 307-379 [astro-ph/0603494]

Computer tools in particle physics
Mini-Course (June 22-26 2015, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Professor: Dr. Avelino Vicente
IFPA Group and Univ. Liege, Belgium
Lecture 1a Lecture 1b Notes 1 Source codes 1 Math macro 1 Video 1
Lecture 2 Notes 2 Video 2
Lecture 3 Notes 3 MadAnalysis instructions Video 3
Lecture 4 Notes 4 Source code 4 Math macro 4 Video 4
Final notes

Mini-Course (August 17-21 2015, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Professor: Dr. Daniel de Florian
Univ. Buenos Aires, Argentina
During these lectures a number of basic and more advances subjects in perturbative QCD will be addressed. Among others, that includes:
-Fundamentals of QCD: gauge Invariance, SU(3) and Feynman Rules. Asymptotic freedom and confinement. Hadrons.
-QCD at work in e+e- collisions,:jets infrared divergencies and cancellation of singularities.
-Deep Inelastic Scattering, factorization and parton distributions. Evolution equations.
-Precision physics at the LHC. Production of gauge bosons and Higgs at colliders. Radiative corrections in perturbative QCD: NLO and NNLO calculations.
-All order resummation and Parton showers. Summary of available tools for collider physics.
- QCD and Collider Physics, R.K.Ellis, W.J.Stirling and B.R.Webber, Cambridge University Press Sons (1999)
- The theory of quark and gluon Interactions, F.J. Yndur?in, Springer-Verlag (1999)
- Collider Physics, V. Barger and R. Phillips, Addison-Wesley (1996)
- Quantum Chromodynamics: High Energy Experiments and Theory, G. Dissertori, I. Knowles and M. Schmelling, International Series of Monograph on Physics (2009)
First lecture (slides) First Video
Second lecture (slides) Second Video

Third lecture (slides)


CP violation
Mini-Course (June 2-10 2014, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Professor: Dr. Gustavo Branco
CFTP and IST Lisboa, Portugal
Slides presentation

Neutrino Physics
Mini-Course (October 13-16 2014, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Professor: Dr. Andre de Gouvea
NorthWestern University, USA
Slides presentation

CP violation in the neutral Kaon system:
Mini-Course (November 24-28 2014, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Professor: Dr. Carlos García
Universidad de La Plata, Argentina
Clase 1
Clase 2

Standard Model and beyond:
Mini-Course (December 1-5 2014, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Professor: Dr. José W. F. Valle
IFIC, CSIC Valencia, Spain

Bibliografía fundamental: Neutrinos in High Energy and Astroparticle Physics
Libro en John Wiley and Sons Libro Crítica en Cern Courier Crítica

Clase 1 Video 1
Clase 2 Video 2

Clase 3 Video 3

Clase 4 Video 4


Higgs Bosons in the SM and beyond: Implications for Particle Physics and Cosmology
Mini-Course (August 8-16 2013, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Professor: Dr. Joan Solà
High Energy Physics Group, Dept. E.C.M.
Univ. de Barcelona, Spain
Program of the course

Effective theories for particle and astroparticle physics
Mini-Course (September 16-20 2013, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Dr. Jose Wudka
Department of Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside, USA
Program of the course
Slides presentation

Phenomenology of neutrino oscillations
Mini-Course (October 21-25 2013, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Dra. Maria Amparo Tortolà
Instituto de Física Corpuscular, Universidad de Valencia, Spain
Program of the course
Slides presentation (21-Oct-2013)
Slides presentation (22-Oct-2013)
Slides presentation (23-Oct-2013)
Slides presentation (24-Oct-2013)

Flavor Physics
Mini-Course (November 4-8 2013, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Dr. Brendan Casey
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
Program of the course
Slides presentation (4-Nov-2013)
Slides presentation (5-Nov-2013)
Slides presentation (6-Nov-2013)
Slides presentation (7-Nov-2013)


Neutrino Physics
Mini-Course (October 24-November 2 2012, CINVESTAV, Mexico)
Dr. Paul Langacker
Princeton Institute of Advanced Study and Princeton University, USA

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