Course Program

Interaction of radiation with matter, interaction of charged particles, ionization, multiple scattering, bremsstrahlung, interaction of photons, electromagnetic showers. General characteristics of particle detectors. Fundamentals of probability and statistics with applications to the experimental particle physics using the ROOT analysis framework.

Historical introduction to particle physics, from the first discoveries to the standard model. Dynamics of elementary particles: introduction to the 4 forces and to Feynman graphs. Decays and conservation laws. Relativistic kinematics, use of the invariants, the invariant phase space, the Dalitz plot. Parity, charge conjugation, neutral kaons, CP violation.

Bibliographic references

Griffiths: Introductions to Elementari Particles . Wiley.   
Cahn and Goldaber : The experimental Foundation of Particle Physics
Blum, Rolandi: Particle Detection with Drift Chambers. Springer.  
Glen Cowan, Statistical Data Analysis.

ExamWritten and oral exam