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This course is a continuation of the Fall quarter on particle physics. The material will focus on the “Standard Model” of particle physics, especially quantum chromodynamics (the theory of quarks) and the electroweak theory based on the existence of the Higgs boson. We will also explore the inadequacies of the Standard Model and why theorists are led to go beyond it.



This course was originally presented in Stanford's Continuing Studies program.

Released with a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license.

New Revolutions in Particle Physics: The Standard Model Stanford

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This course is a continuation of the Fall quarter on particle physics. The material will focus on the “Standard Model” of particle physics, especially quantum chromodynamics (the theory of quarks) and the electroweak theory based on the existence of the Higgs boson. We will also explore the inadequacies of the Standard Model and why theorists are led to go beyond it.



This course was originally presented in Stanford's Continuing Studies program.

Released with a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license.

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    1. The Standard Model Lecture 1 (January 11, 2010)

    1. The Standard Model Lecture 1 (January 11, 2010)

    Leonard Susskind, discusses the origin of covalent bonds, Coulomb's Law, and the names and properties of particles. (January 11, 2010)

    • 1 hr 37 min
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    2. The Standard Model Lecture 2 (January 18, 2010)

    2. The Standard Model Lecture 2 (January 18, 2010)

    Professor Leonard Susskind discusses quantum chromodynamics, the theory of quarks, gluons, and hadrons. (January 18, 2010)

    • 1 hr 38 min
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    3. The Standard Model Lecture 3 (January 25, 2010)

    3. The Standard Model Lecture 3 (January 25, 2010)

    Leonard Susskind, discusses the rotation of space. (January 25, 2010)

    • 49 min
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    4. The Standard Model Lecture 4 (February 1, 2010)

    4. The Standard Model Lecture 4 (February 1, 2010)

    Professor Leonard Susskind continues his discussion of group theory. (February 1, 2010)

    • 1 hr 41 min
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    5. The Standard Model Lecture 5 (February 8, 2010)

    5. The Standard Model Lecture 5 (February 8, 2010)

    Professor Leonard Susskind discusses gauge theories. (February 8, 2010)

    • 1 hr 34 min
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    6. The Standard Model Lecture 6 (February 15, 2010)

    6. The Standard Model Lecture 6 (February 15, 2010)

    Professor Leonard Susskind delivers the sixth lecture for the course New Revolutions in Particle Physics: The Standard Model. (February 15, 2010)

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

gravenue ,

Good content, poor execution.

I'm still not all the way through, but there are already some issues will the lectures. If the professor answered questions half as often as he tried his best to dodge them in the most ambiguous fashion possible, the lectures would be twice as informative.
Also, the class asks questions way ahead of where the lecture is, but very obviously where it's going, and keep doing it over and over again, back to back, thereby halting the lecture for long periods.

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