Spring 2018: Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics (171.408 and 171.625)

The course is suitable for advanced physics undergraduates and beginning graduate students interested in experimental high energy physics. Some basic knowledge of non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics, Theory of Relativity, and relevant mathematical techniques is required. However, material will be presented in a phenomenological and empirical way with the emphasis on experimental aspects of the field. Other more advanced courses on particle physics are recommended for deeper studies of theoretical formalism.

The following material will be used in the course:

You may also talk with the instructor if you are interested in research opportunities in experimental particle physics, such as study of the Higgs boson and search for new phenomena at the Large Hadron Collider.

You are also welcome to join the preparation and presentaiton of the LHC exhibit at the Science and Engineering Festivals in Washington DC in April 2018, see more here.

Supporting material:

Blackboard: online system for keeping your scores and providing some class-internal material.

SIS (Student Information System): online system for registration, class email lists, grades.

List of papers for presentation: links

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