402-0719-MSL  Particle Physics at PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute)

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersC. Grab
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


402-0719-00 PParticle Physics at PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute) Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
Three weeks during semester break (Jun-Sep). Special programs during the FS after consultation with lecturer.
250s hrsC. Grab

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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.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits9 credits
ExaminersC. Grab
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationDie Leistungskontrolle erfolgt aufgrund einer schriftlichen Arbeit sowie eines Vortrags über die Semesterarbeit. Der Bericht bzw. der Vortrag ist im Normalfall auf Englisch zu verfassen bzw. zu halten.
Der Vortrag soll im Rahmen der Semesterarbeit oder nach Vereinbarung gehalten werden. Nach Vereinbarung wird auch Deutsch akzeptiert.

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Permission from lecturers required for all students

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