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Joseph E Rothberg
PHYS 559
Seattle Campus

High Energy Physics

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Joseph E Rothberg
Date: 02/13/2004