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.

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
Lecture 5
Lecture 6
Lecture 7
Lecture 8
Statistics: fitting, likelihood, parameter estimation, Bayesian vs frequentist approach, confidence level
Numerical solutions: integration, differentiation, roots
Random numbers and Monte Carlo techniques
Review of modern HEP detectors
Tevatron and LHC experiments
Other HEP experiments and techniques

Homeworks


Presentations of class 2013
Alexander Khanov