Graduate Physics 627
Section 627001   (Spring 2012)

Class meets Mo,We, Fr 9:05-9:55 in Physics 512

Experimental Particle Physics
This  webpage  is  http://web.utk.edu/~kamyshko/P627/P627_Spring_2012.html

Scope: methods and tools used in the experimental particle and nuclear physics
including: kinematics; particle
interactions with matter; Monte-Carlo methods, simulation
and data management tools, basics of
statistics, particle
detectors, electronics, and more.

P626 is NOT a prerequisite for P627.


Instructor: Yuri Kamyshkov
e-mail: kamyshkov@utk.edu
tel. office 974-6777
Office: Physics Bldg. 505

Detailed course syllabus (here)               

Recommended books:

Internet resources:

https://hepdserv.phys.utk.edu/
UT HEP neutrino group web portal
http://hep.phys.utk.edu/
UT HEP LHC/CMS group (Prof. S. Spanier)
http://www.phys.utk.edu/faculty_siopsis.htm
UT HEP Theory group (Prof. G. Siopsis)
http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/hep/ SPIRE: HEP, nuclear, astro physics database
http://inspirehep.net/
INSPIRE: new database
http://xxx.lanl.gov/ Open access Data Base to Physics, Math, etc
http://www.lib.utk.edu/ Link to UTK Library Journals
MiKTeX
Typesetting scientific documents
http://pdg.lbl.gov Particle Data Group
Particle Physics Conferences Search for Conferences, Workshops
Conference Calendar
Scientific conference calendars on the Web
http://superstringtheory.com/ Official String Theory Website
Fermilab Academic Lectures On important Particle Physics topics
CERN Academic Training Lectures
On important Particle Physics topics
TWiki at CERN TWiki at CERN
http://www.fnal.gov/ Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory FNAL
http://www.slac.stanford.edu/ Stanford Linear Accelerator Center  SLAC
http://www.bnl.gov/ Brookhaven National Laboratory  BNL
http://www.lbl.gov/
Laurence Berkley National Laboratory  LNL
http://www.lbl.gov/nsd/homestake/
DUSEL  Deep Undergraund Science and Eng. Lab.
http://www.cern.ch/
European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN
http://public.web.cern.ch/public/ CERN Public webpage
http://www.desy.de/
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron  DESY
http://www.kek.jp KEK HEP and Accelerator in Japan
http://english.ihep.cas.cn/
Institute of High-Energy Physics in Beijing
http://www.jinr.ru Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research JINR, in Russia
http://www.ihep.ru/ Institute of High-Energy Physics, in Russia
The Neutrino Oscillation Industry The Neutrino Oscillation Industry in USA
Neutrino Unbound Neutrino webpage in Italy
Long-Baseline Neutrino Newsletters Long-Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Newsletters
National Nuclear Data Center at Brookhaven
The Isotopes Project Home Page at LBL
Isotopes Catalog
Isotope Production Catalog at ORNL
Units of Measutrements Dictionary of Units of Measurement
http://science.energy.gov/
DOE  US Department of Energy Office of Science
http://science.energy.gov/hep/
DOE Office of High Energy Physics
http://science.energy.gov/np/
DOE Office of Nuclear Physics
http://www.nsf.gov/
US National Science Foundation
NIST Constants
Fundamental Physics Constants from NIST
ENDF/B-VI Neutron Data Neutron cross section at LANL
Thermal neutron data
N scattering lengths and cross sections at NIST
http://www.doodle.com/
Easy scheduling
Analysis in PAW Analysis in PAW from BaBar
http://root.cern.ch/drupal/
ROOT framework for data processing at CERN
MINUIT manual
Fortran Function Minimization and Error Analysis
DESY Computer Library
DESY Computer Library
GEANT 3.21 Tutorial
GEANT 3.21 Tutorial
http://geant4.cern.ch/
GEANT 4 Resource
HyperPhysics
at Georgia State University
L.Krauss. Talk
Lawrence Krauss "The universe from nothing" video
http://neutron.risoe.dk/
McStas - A neutron ray-trace simulation package
Mitja Majele thesis
"MC methods in spallation experiments"
Other course information:

Home Work:  ~ few problems every week (total 11 HWs)

Grades: 55 %-homework (11 x 5%) + Test 1 x 10% + Test 2 x 10%

all tests are in class with any open books and calculator

(no computer or internet access) +

research project : 25% (should result in ~20 min presentation)
Class attendance is a requirement!

If more than 4 classes not attended  ==> oral exam
A > 90%; B> 80%; C>70%; D>60%
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This page was last updated  January 5, 2012
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