The lectures will take place between 17:00 and 18:30 at LIP, Av. Elias Garcia, 14, r/c, 1000 Lisboa


The content of the Course may be updated as a result of possible discoveries at LHC during the Course duration.

Required background

Attendees are expected to have followed a basic course on particle physics and/or to be familiar with the following topics:

  • Basic concepts
    Elementary constituents of matter and interactions. Quantum numbers and conservation rules. Spin and symmetry groups. Relativistic kinematics. Cross-section. Natural units. Mass and lifetime. Resonances.
  • Structure of matter
    Elastic scattering and form factors. Inelastic scattering experiments. Nucleon structure functions. Scale invariance. Quark model. Parton distribution functions. Introduction to QCD.
  • Fundamental interactions
    Introduction to QED. Fermi interaction. Parity violation. Currents V-A and weak doblets. W and Z bosons. Cabibbo angle. Neutral currents. Electroweak interaction. Gauge symmetries. The Higgs mechanism. Weinberg-Salam model. CP violation.

Students are recommended to refresh their knowledge in particle physics prior to the Course. Suggested bibliography:

  • F. Halzen and A.D.Martin, ' Quarks and Leptons ', John Wiley and Sons (1984)
  • D. Griffiths, ' Introduction to Elementary Particles ', John Wiley and Sons (1987)
  • B.R.Martin, G. Shaw, ' Particle Physics ', John Wiley and Sons (1999)


The lectures will be given by Dr. Pedrame Bargassa (LIP), Dr. André David (LIP), Dr. Pietro Faccioli, Dr. Michele Gallinaro (LIP), Dr. Patricia Muino (LIP), Dr. Ricardo Gonçalo (LIP), Dr. Nuno Leonardo(LIP), Prof. António Onofre (LIP, UM), Prof. João Seixas (LIP, IST), Dr. Pedro Silva (CERN), Prof. João Varela(LIP, IST), which are members of the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations at the LHC directly involved in the current physics program.

The lectures will take place in the following dates, between 17:00 and 18:30 - except the first two days - between 08:00 and 09:30:


Lectures take place at LIP, Av. Elias Garcia, 14, r/c, 1000 Lisboa.


The registration for the Course is open until 11th March. Due to space conditions the number of registrations will be limited. Applications should include a short CV specifying academic degrees, list of attended courses and marks.

Registration should be done on the web address


A certificate will be delivered after the Course upon regular attendance and successful final examination (facultative).