- Time and location: MW 2:30-3:45 pm, PS 121
- Instructor: Alexander Khanov
- No formal textbook is required. Course work will be based on materials provided by instructor.

Particle detector techniques | |
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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 |

- Homework 1, due 9/13
- Homework 2, due 9/20
- Homework 3, due 9/27
- Homework 4, due 10/18

Presentations of class 2013

Alexander Khanov