PP6: Particle Physics Techniques

Module title: Particle Physics Techniques (PP6)

Module convenor: Dr. Konstantinos Nikolopoulos


Module aims and learning objectives:

To provide an introduction to particle detectors and particle physics techniques.

Specialized and intended for high energy physics students.

Syllabus (preliminary):
History of particle physics instrumentation;
Interaction of charged particles with matter;
Interaction of photons and electrons with matter;
Example of a gaseous detector (drift/diffusion/avalanche creation, signal formation and processing);
Statistics in Particle Physics;
The Monte-Carlo method

The lecture notes and the homework assignments can be found here: http://epweb2.ph.bham.ac.uk/user/nikolopoulos/LecturesParticlePhysicsMet...
Duration: 
1h
Academic year: 
2014-2015
Starts: 
01/10/2014 - 11:00