PHYS 6260: Experimental Methods in High Energy Physics

The course is devoted to principles of particle detection, mathematical methods of data analysis, and modern HEP detectors. For more course information, go to Syllabus. Also see OSU Syllabus Attachment .

Agenda for the presentations of final projects

Friday, December 13, 10:00-11:50 am
  1. 10:00 am    Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors : 15'
  2. 10:15 am    Kinetic Monte Carlo method in atomic modelling : 15'
  3. 10:30 am    Sensitivity of the ANTARES Neutrino Telescope to Gamma-Ray Bursts : 15'
  4. 10:45 am    Measuring Secondary Cosmic Ray Muons on the Ground : 15'
  5. 11:00 am    Experiments on Neutrino-less double beta decay : 15'
  6. 11:15 am    Solar Neutrinos and their Detection : 15'
  7. 11:30 am    b-tagging : 15'

Course program

Particle detector techniques
Particles: overview Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Methods of particle detection Lecture 3
Passage of particles through matter Lecture 4
Lecture 5
Lecture 6
Detector types Lecture 7
Lecture 8
Lecture 9
Mathematical methods for data analysis
Error analysis: probability distributions, statistical and systematic uncertainties, error propagation Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4
Statistics: fitting, likelihood, parameter estimation, Bayesian vs frequentist approach, confidence level Lecture 5
Lecture 6
Lecture 7
Lecture 8
Lecture 9
Numerical solutions: integration, differentiation, roots Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Random numbers and Monte Carlo techniques Lecture 3
Lecture 4
Lecture 5
Lecture 6
Review of modern HEP detectors
Tevatron and LHC experiments CDF and D0
ATLAS and CMS
Other HEP experiments and techniques Neutrino
Accelerators
Dark matter

Homeworks


Alexander Khanov