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Particle Techniques

formerly: Particle Detection and Data Analysis

Convenor: Dr Kostas Nikolopoulos

Module Code: PP6

Module Name: Particle Detection and Data Analysis

Duration (Hours): 10

Start Date and Commitments


Tuesdays and Thursdays 1100 -1200, until and including 23/10/18

24/10/18 1100-1200

01/11/18 1300-1400

05/11/18 1300-1400

06/11/18 1100-1200

08/11/18 1300-1400

Module Details

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

Specialized and intended for high energy physics students.

Syllabus (preliminary):

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.