FYS4550 – Experimental high energy physics
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Particle accelerator physics, including beam optics, RF technology and advanced accelerator concepts. Interaction between radiation and matter, modern detectors (ionizing detectors, scintillator systems, semiconductor detectors) and how they are used in experiments. Advanced techniques for data analysis.
The objective of the course is to give an introduction to experimental techniques and accelerator technology for particle physics. The course includes particle accelerators physics, detectors and statistics/simulations. The course also gives an introduction to the general phenomena which occur when radiation reacts with matter. This will give the students a solid background for research and development projects within accelerator physics and high-energy physics instrumentation.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
- 5 credits overlap with FYS4505 – Methods and Instrumentation for Nuclear and Particle Physics
- 5 credits overlap with FYS9505 – Methods and Instrumentation for Nuclear and Particle Physics
6 credits overlap against FYS380.
10 credits overlap against FYS9550.
The course extends over a full semester with 4 hours of teaching (lectures and colloquia) per week.
Grades will be given based on the evaluation of two home works counting approx. 20% and a final oral exam counting approx. 80%. Letter grade.
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Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
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