20402217-2 - FISICA DELLE PARTICELLE ELEMENTARI - MOD. B

module A: acquiring the fundamental knowledge on the phenomenological bases of the Standard Model of Elementary Particles and on the principles of particle detection

SALAMANNA GIUSEPPE

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Programme

SECTION B
- Elements of statistical analysis applied to particle physics experiments
- Experiments and results at LEP
- Higgs boson searches and mentions of BSM searches at colliders
- Examples of experimental neutrino physics and Dark Matter searches
- b-jet identification and top quark measurements
- Complex detectors: magnetic spectrometers, particle identification, large detectors
- Scintillators and optical devices (PMT, APD, SiPM). Solid state detectors. Multi-wire proportional chambers.
- E.m. and hadronic calorimetry
- Trigger systems and menucs at modern experiments
- ROOT analysis software tutorial


Core Documentation

TEXTS:
(Leo W.R.)Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments [Springer-Verlag 1994]
(Perkins D.H.)Introduction to High Energy Physics, 4th edition, [Cambridge University Press, 2000]
(Cahn R.N. and Goldhaber G.)The experimental Foundations of Particle Physics [Cambridge University Press, 1989]
(Halzen F., Martin A.D.) Quarks and leptons [Wiley]

Additional slides and papers will be uploaded on the Course web page

Type of delivery of the course

The classes will be held mainly in a traditional manner, in such a way that students can acquire the knowledge and absorb the contents as described in the "Goals" section. A "historical" approach will be followed, whereby the phenomenology will be introduced and discussed in steps as scientists uncovered it experimentally and integrated it within a coherent theoretical model, the Standard Model. Slides will be used, whenever it's important to show plots or experimental set-ups. In order for students to learn how to read and comment a scientific paper and the description of a related detector, articles will also be provided and discussed in class. Section B will be based mostly on slides and papers. The ROOT tutorial will be held interactively by use of computers.

Type of evaluation

The exam consists of a presentation that the student gives, where they discuss one measurement in particle physics; or illustrate one aspect of the phenomenology identifyins also the main experimental results to study it. Students can start from a single article or work out a synthesis of multiple results. Describing an experimental result is always required, also of theorists. The exam continues with questions on the presentation and, then, moving on to any other topic within the scope of the course, to probe how well the student masters the subject and to check their ability to inter-connect several aspects of particle physics.

PETRUCCI FABRIZIO

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Programme

SECTION B
- Elements of statistical analysis applied to particle physics experiments
- Experiments and results at LEP
- Higgs boson searches and mentions of BSM searches at colliders
- Examples of experimental neutrino physics and Dark Matter searches
- b-jet identification and top quark measurements
- Complex detectors: magnetic spectrometers, particle identification, large detectors
- Scintillators and optical devices (PMT, APD, SiPM). Solid state detectors. Multi-wire proportional chambers.
- E.m. and hadronic calorimetry
- Trigger systems and menucs at modern experiments
- ROOT analysis software tutorial


Core Documentation

TEXTS:
(Leo W.R.)Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments [Springer-Verlag 1994]
(Perkins D.H.)Introduction to High Energy Physics, 4th edition, [Cambridge University Press, 2000]
(Cahn R.N. and Goldhaber G.)The experimental Foundations of Particle Physics [Cambridge University Press, 1989]
(Halzen F., Martin A.D.) Quarks and leptons [Wiley]

Additional slides and papers will be uploaded on the Course web page

Type of delivery of the course

The classes will be held mainly in a traditional manner, in such a way that students can acquire the knowledge and absorb the contents as described in the "Goals" section. A "historical" approach will be followed, whereby the phenomenology will be introduced and discussed in steps as scientists uncovered it experimentally and integrated it within a coherent theoretical model, the Standard Model. Slides will be used, whenever it's important to show plots or experimental set-ups. In order for students to learn how to read and comment a scientific paper and the description of a related detector, articles will also be provided and discussed in class. Section B will be based mostly on slides and papers. The ROOT tutorial will be held interactively by use of computers.

Type of evaluation

The exam consists of a presentation that the student gives, where they discuss one measurement in particle physics; or illustrate one aspect of the phenomenology identifyins also the main experimental results to study it. Students can start from a single article or work out a synthesis of multiple results. Describing an experimental result is always required, also of theorists. The exam continues with questions on the presentation and, then, moving on to any other topic within the scope of the course, to probe how well the student masters the subject and to check their ability to inter-connect several aspects of particle physics.