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

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


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.