MIT 8 882 - Experimental Methods and Measurements (48 pages)

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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8 882 - LHC Physics: Experimental Methods and Measurements

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8 882 LHC Physics Experimental Methods and Measurements Introductory Lecture Lecture 1 February 4 2009 Physics Colloquium Series The Physics Colloquium Series 09 Spring Thursday February 5 at 4 15 pm in room 10 250 Paul Canfield Iowa State University Ending of the Tyranny of Copper Intermetallic Superconductivity in the Post Copper oxide Age For a full listing of this semester s colloquia please visit our website at web mit edu physics Lecture Outline Introduction of Course Personnel Objective of this Course Organization of the Lectures Prerequisites Schedule lectures and recitations Course grade Course Content Overview Overview of LHC Project and Physics C Paus Lecture 8 882 LHC Physics Introductory Lecture 3 The Lecturer T Christoph Paus physics career started PhD 1992 at L3 e e LEP CERN in 1998 moved to CDF pp TeVatron FNAL since 2006 mostly CMS pp LHC CERN physics measurements precision electroweak Z boson mass width EWK parameters B physics directly related to CKM matrix Standard Model Standard Model Higgs boson search contact interactions magnetic monopoles pentaquarks excited onia C Paus Lecture 8 882 LHC Physics Introductory Lecture 4 Objective of this Course 8 882 O Course focus introduce experimental methods perform typical measurements at the LHC and TeVatron p Not the purpose of this course provide fully fledge theoretical background quantum field theory courses good for that also nuclear and particle physics standard g raduate courses provide in depth discussion of how detectors work nuclear and particle physics standard graduate courses maybe specialized course for detector design and construction m Goal in practical terms learn how to do research as an experimentalist at LHC be prepared to go to CERN and start an analysis or at least know how experimentalists try to do their job C Paus Lecture 8 882 LHC Physics Introductory Lecture 5 Organization of the Course O Prerequisites special relativity quantum physics good to have heard particle physics 1 2



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