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Experimental Elementary Particles Physics

Sapienza Università di Roma

A.A. 2014/2015 - Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Fisica

Prof. Cesare Bini

Lecture time Week day Room
9-11 tuesday Aula2 (Edificio Fermi)
10-12 friday Aula8 (Edificio Fermi)

Aim of the lectures

The aim of the course is to present how the experiments in elementary particle physics are designed and how the data taken in these experiments are analyzed in order to get the physics results. A selection of old and recent experiments are considered and discussed. At the end, the students should be able to understand and discuss research papers describing measurements done in elementary particle physics experiments.

Beginning of the course: September 29th Aula 2 - 11.00

Program of the lectures

1. Hystorical introduction

2. The logic of an EPP experiment

3. Quantities to measure in EPP

4. How to design an EPP experiment

4.1 The projectiles and the targets: cosmic rays and particle accelerators
4.2 The detectors: examples of detector designs

5. How to analyze data

==> Topical Seminar: Design and realization of the muon spectrometer of the ATLAS experiment (Ludovico Pontecorvo)

==> Topical Seminar: Search for the Higgs boson in the H->ZZ->4-lepton decay channel, with the ATLAS experiment at LHC (Stefano Rosati)

==> Topical Seminar: Data analysis for the MEG experiment (Francesco Renga)

Lecture Notes: Data Analysis in Elementary Particle Physics (version february 2015)

Exercises discussed during the lectures (version december 2014)