Concepts for Future Hadron Collider Experiments 1
Module version of WS 2018/9
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
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|WS 2022/3||WS 2021/2||WS 2020/1||WS 2019/20||WS 2018/9||WS 2017/8||WS 2016/7|
PH2238 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Specific catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for Biophysics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||30 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2238 in the version of WS 2018/9 was Oliver Kortner.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
The standard model of strong and electroweak interactions provides an accurate description of the data of all current particle physics experiments. Yet the existance of dark matter in the universe indicates the incompleteness of the standard model. In order to study the limitations of the standard model and its necessary extensions experiments at new particle physics accelarators are needed.
The lecture starts with a brief summary of the standard model to explain the open questions in particle physics and to show how future experiments can help to solve these questions. Two examples for future hadron collider physics experiments will be discussed in detail: the upgraded ATLAS and CMS experiments at the high-luminosity (HL) LHC which will be put into operation in 2016 and concepts for experiments for a new hadron collider, the so-called future circular collider (FCC) where protons would be collided at ten times the centre of mass energy of the HL-LHC. The lecture will focus on the technological challenges of both projects and the currently discussed technologies.
- Basic principles of quantum field theories.
- The standard model of strong and electroweak interactions as an example of a gauge field theory.
- Limitations and extensions of the standard model.
- Hadron colliders.
- Detector technologies for experiments at hadron colliders.
No preconditions in addition to the requirements for the Master’s program in Physics.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
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Mon, 10:00–12:00, virtuell
Learning and Teaching Methods
The main focus of the lecture is on basic principles which drive the structure of a particle detector at a particle accelerator and the methods which are used for the statistical analysis of experimental data. In the lecture the principles will be explained in detail and illustrated with examples of running and future experiments.
Use of the black board and the projector. Lecture notes will be provided.
M. Maggiore, A Modern Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Oxford 2005.
K. Kleinknecht, Detektoren für Teilchenstrahlung, Teubner 1992.
W. R. Leo, Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments, Springer 1993.
G. Lutz, Semiconductor Radiation Detectors, Springer 2007.
W. Blum, W. Riegler, L. Rolandi, Particle Detection with Drift Chambers, Springer 2008.
H. Kolanoski, N. Wermes, Teilchendetektoren, Grundlagen und Anwendungen, ISBN 978-3-662-45349-0.
F. James, Statistical Methods In Experimental Physics (2Nd Edition), ISBN-13: 978-9812705273.
The ATLAS Collaboration, ATLAS Phase-II Upgrade Scoping Document, CERN-LHCC-2015-020 ; LHCC-G-166.
The CMS Collaboration, CMS Phase II Upgrade Scope Document, CERN-LHCC-2015-019 ; LHCC-G-165.
The FCC project web page: https://fcc.web.cern.ch/
Description of exams and course work
There will be an oral exam of 30 minutes duration. Therein the achievement of the competencies given in section learning outcome is tested exemplarily at least to the given cognition level using comprehension questions and application examples.
For example an assignment in the exam might be: How do particles interact with matter? How is this used in particle detection?
In the exam no learning aids are permitted.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.