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4020190149 Detectors      VVZ  

Tue 9-11
weekly NEW 15 2'102 (24) Priscilla Pani
Thu 9-11
weekly NEW 14 1'13 (24) Priscilla Pani
Thu 11-13
weekly NEW 15 1'202 (34) Anna Nelles


classroom language
Learn the basic principles of detectors in particle and astroparticle physics and the scope of their application.
Bachelor in Physics, Basic knowledge of nuclear and
elementary particle physics
structure / topics / contents
Advances in physics have historically been closely related to the improvements in the detection of particles. In this lecture we will give an overview of the different ways particles interact in matter, and how these interactions are used for particle detection. We will discuss examples of current particle detectors. In the exercises we will apply this knowledge to develop a possible detector for a future gamma-ray satellite in simulations.

The covered topics will include:
* Interactions of particles with matter
* Scintillation counters and photon detectors
* Trackers, semiconductors and Cherenkov detectors
* Electromagnetic and hadronic calorimeters
* Examples of detectors in particle (e.g. ATLAS and CMS) and astro-particle physics (e.g. the H.E.S.S. or the Fermi gamma-ray telescopes)
assigned modules
amount, credit points; Exam / major course assessment
3 SWS, 6 SP/ECTS (Arbeitsanteil im Modul für diese Lehrveranstaltung, nicht verbindlich)
Participation in the lecture; doing the excercises; giving a seminar on a detector system
Anna Nelles,
Grupen, Shwartz. Particle Detectors. Cambridge University Press
Kleinknecht. Detektoren für Teilchenstrahlung. Teubner
Kolanoski, Wermes. Teilchendetektoren. Springer Spektrum
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