Christophorus Grab: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2012

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
402-0240-00LAdvanced Physics Laboratory II Information 9 credits18PC. Grab, T. M. Ihn
AbstractThis laboratory course provides basic experimental skill training for performing physics experiments, including: Implementation of physics experiments using an instruction manual. Planning, designing, realizing, analyzing, and interpreting experiments. Estimating measurement precision.
ObjectiveStudents should learn how to perform a bit more complex experiments, analyze the data and interpret the results.
402-0600-00LNuclear and Particle Physics with Applications0 credits2SA. Rubbia, A. Badertscher, G. Dissertori, C. Grab, K. S. Kirch, F. Pauss, R. Wallny
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
402-0710-00LDoctoral Student Seminar in Nuclear and Particle Physics1 credit2SA. Rubbia, C. Amsler, V. Chiochia, G. Dissertori, M. Dittmar, C. Grab, K. S. Kirch, F. Pauss, U. D. Straumann, R. Wallny
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, U. Langenegger
AbstractDuring semester breaks 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-MSLLaboratory Course in Particle Physics at PSI Restricted registration - show details 9 credits18PC. Grab, U. Langenegger
AbstractDuring semester breaks 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 Physics6 credits2V + 3UC. Grab, M. Donegà, C. Regenfus
AbstractThis lecture focuses on state-of-the-art statistical methods of the type employed for data analysis in experimental physics. In the practical exercises, students perform independent analyses on the computer using data taken from genuine experiments. Examples and real data are taken from particle physics topics.
ObjectiveGetting to know the methods and tools and learning 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.
ContentThematische Schwerpunkte
- Moderne Methoden der statistischen Datenanalyse.
- Wahrscheinlichkeitsverteilungen, Fehlerrechnung, Simulationsmethoden, Schätzmethoden, Blindstudien
- Monte Carlo methoden,Konfidenzintervalle, Hypothesentests, Regularisierung, Entfaltung, Moderne multivariate Methoden
- Viele Beispiele aus der Teilchenphysik.

Lernformen
- Vorlesung zu theoretischen Grundlagen.
- Gemeinsame Diskussion von Musterbeispielen;
- Uebungen: spezifische Aufgaben, um das in der VL Behandelte zu vertiefen.
- Die Studierenden fuehren statistische Modell-Rechnungen mithilfe eines ausgewaehlten Programms selbst am Computer durch.
- Gruppenarbeit (zu zweit): Durchfuehren einer eigenen Datenanalyse mit reellen Daten, die aus aktuellen Forschungsprojekten stammen.
- Studierende stellen ihre Arbeiten am Ende vor in einem wissenschaftlichen Vortrag mit Diskussion.
- Direkte Betreuung der Studierenden durch Assistierende waehrend ihrer Auswertearbeit.
Lecture notesWill appear on the lectures' web site.
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.
Prerequisites / NoticeGrundkenntnisse in Kern- und Teilchenphysik vorausgesetzt.
402-0746-00LSeminar: Particle and Astrophysics0 credits2SC. Grab, L. Baudis, P. Jetzer, C. Regenfus, U. D. Straumann, A. van der Schaaf
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.