Christophorus Grab: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Prof. em. Dr. Christophorus Grab
FieldExperimentalphysik
Address
Inst. f. Teilchen- und Astrophysik
ETH Zürich, HPK E 28
Otto-Stern-Weg 5
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 20 22
Fax+41 44 633 11 04
E-mailgrab@ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.grab-group.ethz.ch/
DepartmentPhysics
RelationshipRetired Adjunct Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
402-0266-00LIntroduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics10 credits3V + 2UC. Grab
AbstractIntroduction to the concepts of nuclear and particle physics.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the concepts of nuclear and particle physics.
Discussion of new theoretical concepts and important experiments, which
brought about major breakthroughs in our understanding of the underlying physics.
Applications of nuclear and particle physics.
Links between particle physics and cosmology.
Content- Building blocks of matter (quarks and leptons) and their interactions (QED, QCD, weak interaction)
- The Standard Model of particle physics und open fundamental questions
- Bound systems (nuclear forces, structure of nuclei, stability)
- Applications of nuclear and particle physics (nuclear fusion and fission)
- Nuclear physics, particle physics and cosmology
Lecture notesMore information and additional material concerning lecture and excersises are collected at Moodle, link to be published.
Literature- Povh et al.: Teilchen und Kerne, Springer Verlag 2009
- Henley, Garcia: Subatomic Physics, World Scientific 2007
- Griffith: Introduction to Elementary Particles, Wiley VCH 2008
- Demtroeder: Experimentalphysik IV: Kern- Teilchen- und Astrophysik, Springer Verlag, 2009

See the web site for more suggestions
402-0600-00LNuclear and Particle Physics with Applications0 credits2SA. Rubbia, G. Dissertori, C. Grab, K. S. Kirch, R. Wallny
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
402-0710-00LDoctoral Student Seminar in Nuclear and Particle Physics1 credit2SA. Rubbia, G. Dissertori, M. Dittmar, C. Grab, K. S. Kirch, R. Wallny, University lecturers
AbstractSeminar for PhD students
Objective
Lecture notesSeminar for PhD students
402-0719-BSLParticle Physics at PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute) Restricted registration - show details 9 credits18PC. Grab
AbstractDuring semester break in Summer 6-12 students stay for 3 weeks at PSI and participate in a hands-on course on experimental particle physics. A small real experiment is performed in common, including apparatus design, construction, running and data analysis. The course includes some lectures, but the focus lies on the practical aspects of experimenting.
ObjectiveStudents learn all the different steps it takes to perform a complete particle physics experiment in a small team. They acquire skills to do this themselves in the team, including design, construction, data taking and data analysis.
402-0719-MSLParticle Physics at PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute) Restricted registration - show details 9 credits18PC. Grab
AbstractDuring semester breaks in Summer 6-12 students stay for 3 weeks at PSI and participate in a hands-on course on experimental particle physics. A small real experiment is performed in common, including apparatus design, construction, running and data analysis. The course includes some lectures, but the focus lies on the practical aspects of experimenting.
ObjectiveStudents learn all the different steps it takes to perform a complete particle physics experiment in a small team. They acquire skills to do this themselves in the team, including design, construction, data taking and data analysis.
402-0738-00LStatistical Methods and Analysis Techniques in Experimental Physics10 credits5GM. Donegà, C. Grab
AbstractThis lecture gives an introduction to the statistical methods and the various analysis techniques applied in experimental particle physics. The exercises treat problems of general statistical topics; they also include hands-on analysis projects, where students perform independent analyses on their computer, based on real data from actual particle physics experiments.
ObjectiveStudents will learn the most important statistical methods used in experimental particle physics. They will acquire the necessary skills to analyse large data records in a statistically correct manner. Learning how to present scientific results in a professional manner and how to discuss them.
ContentTopics include:
- modern methods of statistical data analysis
- probability distributions, error analysis, simulation methos, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, setting limits and introduction to multivariate methods.
- most examples are taken from particle physics.

Methodology:
- lectures about the statistical topics;
- common discussions of examples;
- exercises: specific exercises to practise the topics of the lectures;
- all students perform statistical calculations on (their) computers;
- students complete a full data analysis in teams (of two) over the second half of the course, using real data taken from particle physics experiments;
- at the end of the course, the students present their analysis results in a scientific presentation;
- all students are directly tutored by assistants in the classroom.
Lecture notes- Copies of all lectures are available on the web-site of the course.
- A scriptum of the lectures is also available to all students of the course.
Literature1) Statistics: A guide to the use of statistical medhods in the Physical Sciences, R.J.Barlow; Wiley Verlag .
2) J Statistical data analysis, G. Cowan, Oxford University Press; ISBN: 0198501552.
3) Statistische und numerische Methoden der Datenanalyse, V.Blobel und E.Lohrmann, Teubner Studienbuecher Verlag.
4) Data Analysis, a Bayesian Tutorial, D.S.Sivia with J.Skilling,
Oxford Science Publications.
Prerequisites / NoticeBasic knowlege of nuclear and particle physics are prerequisites.
402-0746-00LSeminar: Particle and Astrophysics (Aktuelles aus der Teilchen- und Astrophysik)0 credits1SC. Grab, University lecturers
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
ContentIn Seminarvorträgen werden aktuelle Fragestellungen aus der Teilchenphysik vom theoretischen und experimentellen Standpunkt aus diskutiert. Besonders wichtig erscheint uns der Bezug zu den eigenen Forschungsmöglichkeiten am PSI, CERN und DESY.
402-2000-00LScientific Works in Physics
Target audience:
Master students who cannot document to have received an adequate training in working scientifically.

Directive Link
0 creditsC. Grab
AbstractLiterature Review: ETH-Library, Journals in Physics, Google Scholar; Thesis Structure: The IMRAD Model; Document Processing: LaTeX and BibTeX, Mathematical Writing, AVETH Survival Guide; ETH Guidelines for Integrity; Authorship Guidelines; ETH Citation Etiquettes; Declaration of Originality.
ObjectiveBasic standards for scientific works in physics: How to write a Master Thesis. What to know about research integrity.