P472 Experimental High Energy Physics

Course No: 
P206 (Quantum Mechanics I), P303 (Special Theory of Relativity)

(42 Lectures + 14 Tutorial)

  1. The interaction of high-energy particles with matter: specific applications related to EHEP. Relativistic kinematics: Detailed derivation of kinematic variables and their transformations whenever needed. Decay kinematics. Rapidity, pseudo-rapidity, space-like and time-like. Some examples where relativistic kinematics play important role for understanding of data.
  2. Detectors in High Energy physics: general concept of building a HEp experiment, coverage and option
  3. Gas detectors; Semiconductor detector; Scintillator and Cerenkov detectors Specific to EHEP
  4. Calorimeter and Pre-shower detectors: principle of electromagnetic and hadronic shower generation. Detector Simulation: need of simulation, various techniques, MC, some general
  5. Concepts. Data analysis in HEp: general approach of data cleanup, calibration, track reconstruction, reconstructionofeventsErroranalysisinEHEp.ComputinginEHEp:BasicsofOOprogrammingusingC++,fewapplications in EHEpdataanalysis.
Reference Books: 

1.     RelativisticKinematics;aguidetothekinematicproblemsof   HighEnergyphysics byR.Hagedorn2.     TheExperimentalFoundationsofparticlephysics byR.N.Cahn andG.Goldhaber3.     Techniquesfornuclearandparticlephysicsexperiments:aHowtoapproach byW. R.Leo(Springer)4.     Experimental Techniques in Hugh Energy Nuclear and Particle physics by T. Ferbel (WorldScientific)5.     Introduction to Experimental particle physics by R. C.Fernow6.     Data Reduction and Error analysis for the physical sciences by P. Bevington and D.K. Robinson     7.Data analysis Techniques for High Energy physics by R. Frunwirth, M. Regler, R. K. Bock and H.Grote

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