Course Code

P472

Credit

8

Total Hours

42 Lectures + 14 Tutorials

Outcome of the Course

This course teaches the students important concepts and methods in experimental high energy physics, with the aim to build their background for future research work in this area.

Approval

Syllabus

- 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.
- Detectors in High Energy physics: general concept of building a HEp experiment, coverage and option
- Gas detectors; Semiconductor detector; Scintillator and Cerenkov detectors Specific to EHEP
- Calorimeter and Pre-shower detectors: principle of electromagnetic and hadronic shower generation. Detector Simulation: need of simulation, various techniques, MC, some general
- Concepts. Data analysis in HEp: general approach of data cleanup, calibration, track reconstruction, reconstruction of events Error analysis in EHEp. Computing in EHEp: Basics of OO programming using C++, few applications in EHEpdata analysis.

Reference Books

- Relativistic Kinematics; a guide to the kinematic problems of High Energy physics by R.Hagedorn
- The Experimental Foundations of particle physics by R. N.Cahn and G. Goldhaber
- Techniques for nuclear and particle physics experiments: a How to approach by W. R.Leo (Springer)
- Experimental Techniques in Hugh Energy Nuclear and Particle physics by T. Ferbel (WorldScientific)
- Introduction to Experimental particle physics by R. C. Fernow
- Data Reduction and Error analysis for the physical sciences by P.Bevington and D. K. Robinson
- Data analysis Techniques for High Energy physics by R. Frunwirth, M. Regler, R. K. Bock and H. Grote