402-0725-00L Experimental Methods and Instruments of Particle Physics
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2020|
|Lecturers||U. Langenegger, T. Schietinger, University lecturers|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Special Students UZH must book the module PHY461 directly at UZH.|
|Abstract||Physics and design of particle accelerators.|
Basics and concepts of particle detectors.
Track- and vertex-detectors, calorimetry, particle identification.
Special applications like Cherenkov detectors, air showers, direct detection of dark matter.
Simulation methods, readout electronics, trigger and data acquisition.
Examples of key experiments.
|Objective||Acquire an in-depth understanding and overview of the essential elements of experimental methods in particle physics, including accelerators and experiments.|
|Content||1. Examples of modern experiments |
2. Basics: Bethe-Bloch, radiation length, nucl. interaction length, fixed-target vs. collider, principles of measurements: energy- and momentum-conservation, etc
3. Physics and layout of accelerators
4. Charged particle tracking and vertexing
6. Particle identification
7. Analysis methods: invariant and missing mass, jet algorithms, b-tagging
8. Special detectors: extended airshower detectors and cryogenic detectors
9. MC simulations (GEANT), trigger, readout, electronics
|Lecture notes||Slides are handed out regularly, see http://www.physik.uzh.ch/en/teaching/PHY461/|