The main objective of the course is the presentation of the Standard Model of the physics of fundamental interactions in its theoretical formulation and its main phenomenological implications.

The students will acquire familiarity with the main characteristics of the electroweak interactions, of quantum chromodynamics and of neutrino physics. They will also learn to discuss the phenomenology of the most common extensions of the Standard model.

Autonomy of judgment: the students will be able to evaluate critically the phenomenological consequences of beyond the Standard Model extensions.

They will know how to evaluate the proper approach to a new problem in the context of the course's theme and concepts.

Communication abilities: the students will have to show how to communicate effectively the consistency features and the phenomenological implications of the Standard Model and of its most common extenstions. In particular, they have to manage to introduce the concepts in a clear and accessible manner, not only to a specialist of the field, but also to a physicist with a different background.

Learning ability: the students will have to show to have learnt the basic concepts of the modern formulation of the theory of fundamental interactions. They will be able to tackle the main problems of the field, even the more specialized ones which will not be discussed during the course.