Joseph E Rothberg
Third quarter of a three-quarter series. Topics of current interest in high-energy particle physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 519; recommended: PHYS 520; PHYS 521, both of which may be taken concurrently. Offered: Sp.
The course will emphasize the experimental aspects of High Energy Physics: what can be measured and how. It will not involve further development of material from 557/8.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The course will start with lectures on particle detection methods and techniques. Each student will then choose a topic dealing with particle detectors and with specific experiments or measurements and make periodic "progress reports" as he or she develops the material.
Class assignments and grading
A few problem sets early in quarter involving analysis and calculations and then a sequence of presentations on chosen topics leading to a final writeup.
Problem sets. One Mid-term Exam on basic material. Class Presentations (progress reports). Final written report based on the presentations.