PHYS 4040

Take the particle physics personality quiz and find out what type of particle physicist you are.
Have a look at the Particle Physics Resources page where you will find many technical and pedigogical resources useful for this course. Also check out the Physics Miscellany page I've put together which has links to material relating to physics including some pure silliness as well as serious studies from the last few years.
Plus, don't take my word for it. Listen to a bunch of modern day particle physics researchers explain Why Particle Physics Matters.


Prof. Scott Menary
Office: 237 Petrie Science
Phone: (416) 736-2100 X22982


Particle Physics - B.R. Martin and G.Shaw (3rd Edition)

Nuclear and Particle Physics - An Introduction - B. R. Martin
Introduction to High Energy Physics - D. Perkins
Subatomic Physics - H. Frauenfelder and E. Henley
Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics - Das and T. Ferbel

Also get your free Particle Data Group Particle Physics Booklet which is a fantastic, up-to-date reference of particle properties and summaries of particle physics topics.

Download the 2011 Particle Physics Photo Contest calendar from here.

Lecture Schedule

Winter Term 2017
Day Time Room Instructor
MWF 11:30-12:20 BC 325 S. Menary


   Problem Sets - 10%
   Midterm - 30%
   Paper - 20%
   Exam - 40%

Problem sets, tests, and exam

   2018 Readings, problem sets, tests, and exam

Office Hours

Officially: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. MWF (i.e., I try to be here for sure)
Unofficially: my door is usually open
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``Raffiniert ist der Herrgott aber boshaft ist er nicht'' - Albert Einstein
`` Subtle is the Lord, but malicious He is not'' - translation by Abraham Pais
``God is slick, but He ain't mean'' - Einstein's own translation of his aphorism
``The man's God is refined, however, maliciously he is not'' - translation by a web translator