Experimental Techniques in Particle Physics

or „How do particles find their way into the computer?“

Peter Winandy

by

Stefan Roth

Andreas Nowack

Jochen Steinmann

Classes:


Lecture incl. Exercises and „journal club“
Software tutorial on GEANT simulation package
Tutorial on FPGA programming

Content:

1. Sources: Production of high energy particles

2. Interaction: Passsage of particles through matter

3. Detection: Principles of particle detectors

4. Readout: Electronics and Digitization

Learning Outcome:


After this course you will be able to understand how particles interact with matter, transfer this knowledge to the design of particle detectors, model particle detectors within a software framework, track particles through a detector simulation, understand how detector signals are digitized and program special digital electronics devices (FPGAs).

Literature:

1. Leo, Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics

2. Grupen, Particle Detectors

3. Kleinknecht, Detektoren fr Teilchenstrahlung