## Mauro Donegà: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019 |

Name | Dr. Mauro Donegà |

Address | Inst. f. Teilchen- und Astrophysik CERN, 32-4-C16 Route de Meyrin 1211 Genève 23 SWITZERLAND |

Telephone | +41 44 633 92 58 |

mdonega@ethz.ch | |

URL | https://people.phys.ethz.ch/~mdonega/ |

Department | Physics |

Relationship | Lecturer |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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402-0000-09L | Physics Lab 3 Only for Physics BSc (Programme Regulations 2016) resp. Interdisciplinary Sciences BSc (Physical-Chemical Direction) Enrollment in spring semester is only possible for exchange students and for specials cases. Please contact the Study Administration. | 7 credits | 13P | M. Donegà, S. Gvasaliya | |

Abstract | This laboratory course provides basic training of experimental skills. These are experimental design, implementation, measurement, data analysis and interpretation, as well as error analysis. The experimental work has to be complemented by a concise written report, which trains the scientific writing skills. Manuals for the individual experiments are available in English. | ||||

Objective | Students learn to independently perform advanced experiments and document them scientifically correct. Students are required to attend the safety lecture on the first day of the course and sign an "Attendance confirmation sheet". Students will be asked to present their sheet to access the laboratory rooms and perform the experiments. The following aspects are emphasized: - understanding complicated physical phenomena - structured approach to experiments with complex instruments - various practical aspects of experimenting and determining uncertainties - learning the relevant statistical methods for data analysis - interpretation of measurements and uncertainties - describing the experiments and the results in a scientifically proper manner, in direct analogy to publishing - ethical aspects of experimental research and scientific communication | ||||

Content | We offer experiments covering the following topics: Basic topics from mechanics, optics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and electronics; as well as central topics from nuclear and particle physics, quantum electronics, quantum mechanics, solid state physics and astrophysics. | ||||

Lecture notes | Instructions for experiments are available in English. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | From a variety of over 50 experiments, students have to perform 4 experiments covering different topics. The experimental work is complemented by writing a scientific report. | ||||

402-0000-10L | Physics Lab 4 Prerequiste: "Physics Lab 3" completed. Before enroling in "Physics Lab 4", please enrol in "Physics Lab 3". Enrol at most once in the course of the Bachelor programme! | 8 credits | 17P | M. Donegà, S. Gvasaliya | |

Abstract | This laboratory course provides basic training of experimental skills. These are experimental design, implementation, measurement, data analysis and interpretation, as well as error analysis. The experimental work has to be complemented by a concise written report, which trains the scientific writing skills. Manuals for the individual experiments are available in English. | ||||

Objective | Students learn to independently perform advanced experiments and document them scientifically correct. Students are required to attend the safety lecture on the first day of the course and sign an "Attendance confirmation sheet". Students will be asked to present their sheet to access the laboratory rooms and perform the experiments. The following aspects are emphasized: - understanding complicated physical phenomena - structured approach to experiments with complex instruments - various practical aspects of experimenting and determining uncertainties - learning the relevant statistical methods for data analysis - interpretation of measurements and uncertainties - describing the experiments and the results in a scientifically proper manner, in direct analogy to publishing - ethical aspects of experimental research and scientific communication | ||||

Content | We offer experiments covering the following topics: Basic topics from mechanics, optics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and electronics; as well as central topics from nuclear and particle physics, quantum electronics, quantum mechanics, solid state physics and astrophysics. | ||||

Lecture notes | Instructions for experiments are available in English. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | From a variety of over 50 experiments, students have to perform 4 experiments covering different topics. The experimental work is complemented by writing a scientific report. | ||||

402-0240-00L | Physics Lab 4 Prerequiste: "Advanced Physics Laboratory I" completed. Before enroling in "Advanced Physics Laboratory II", please enrol in "Advanced Physics Laboratory I". Enrol at most once in the course of the Bachelor programme! | 9 credits | 19P | M. Donegà, S. Gvasaliya | |

Abstract | This laboratory course provides basic training of experimental skills. These are experimental design, implementation, measurement, data analysis and interpretation, as well as error analysis. The experimental work has to be complemented by a concise written report, which trains the scientific writing skills. Manuals for the individual experiments are available in English. | ||||

Objective | Students learn to independently perform advanced experiments and document them scientifically correct. Students are required to attend the safety lecture on the first day of the course and sign an "Attendance confirmation sheet". Students will be asked to present their sheet to access the laboratory rooms and perform the experiments. The following aspects are emphasized: - understanding complicated physical phenomena - structured approach to experiments with complex instruments - various practical aspects of experimenting and determining uncertainties - learning the relevant statistical methods for data analysis - interpretation of measurements and uncertainties - describing the experiments and the results in a scientifically proper manner, in direct analogy to publishing - ethical aspects of experimental research and scientific communication | ||||

Content | We offer experiments covering the following topics: Basic topics from mechanics, optics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and electronics; as well as central topics from nuclear and particle physics, quantum electronics, quantum mechanics, solid state physics and astrophysics. | ||||

Lecture notes | Instructions for experiments are available in English. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | From a variety of over 50 experiments, students have to perform 4 experiments covering different topics. The experimental work is complemented by writing a scientific report. | ||||

402-0241-00L | Advanced Physics Laboratory I IMPORTANT: You may not enrol repeatedly in the course of the Bachelor programme. Enrollment in spring semester is only possible for exchange students and for specials cases. Please contact the Study Administration. | 9 credits | 19P | M. Donegà, S. Gvasaliya | |

Abstract | This laboratory course provides basic training of experimental skills. These are experimental design, implementation, measurement, data analysis and interpretation, as well as error analysis. The experimental work has to be complemented by a concise written report, which trains the scientific writing skills. Manuals for the individual experiments are available in English. | ||||

Objective | Students learn to independently perform advanced experiments and document them scientifically correct. The following aspects are emphasized: - understanding complicated physical phenomena - structured approach to experiments with complex instruments - various practical aspects of experimenting and determining uncertainties - learning the relevant statistical methods for data analysis - interpretation of measurements and uncertainties - describing the experiments and the results in a scientifically proper manner, in direct analogy to publishing - ethical aspects of experimental research and scientific communication | ||||

Content | We offer experiments covering the following topics: Basic topics from mechanics, optics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and electronics; as well as central topics from nuclear and particle physics, quantum electronics, quantum mechanics, solid state physics and astrophysics. | ||||

Lecture notes | Instructions for experiments are available in English. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | |||||

402-0738-00L | Statistical Methods and Analysis Techniques in Experimental Physics | 10 credits | 5G | M. Donegà, C. Grab | |

Abstract | This 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. | ||||

Objective | Students 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. | ||||

Content | Topics 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. | ||||

Literature | 1) 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 / Notice | Basic knowlege of nuclear and particle physics are prerequisites. |