Advanced Topics in Particle Physics - LHC Physics


LHC Physics
Lecture & Journal Club (WS 2010/11)

Prof. H.-C. Schultz-Coulon
Dr. R. Stamen

Kirchhoff-Institut, INF 227, HS1
Mondays, 11 am - 1 pm

Journal Club
Fridays, 11 am
[Kirchhoff-Institut, INF 227, SB 2, 2.107]

The course will cover the physics at the Large Hadron Collider, LHC. It will introduce the analysis techniques used and cover first results as well as future perspectives. The lecture includes includes the following topics: QCD processes at the LHC, the Physics of the Electroweak Gauge Bosons, Top Quark Physics, Higgs Physics, Supersymmetry and other physics beyond the Standard Model. It will also cover some of the more technical aspects of the LHC experiments.

The lecture is intended for students who have already attended introductory lectures on particle physics such as the Master Course "Experimental Particle Physics." The course is part of the program of the "Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics". It is recommended for master, diploma and doctoral students in experimentat and theoretical particle physics.

Organizational Issues
Introduction [11.10.10]
Hadronic Interactions                     [18.10.10]
The LHC Detectors and their Performance                     [25.10.10]
Measuring Cross Sections at the LHC                   [08.11.10]
QCD and Jet Physics                   [15.11.10]
Monte Carlo Generators                   [22.11.10]
W/Z - Standard Candles for the LHC                   [29.11.10]
Top-Physics                   [06.12.10]
Higgs-Physics                   [13.12.10]
Searching for New Phenomena I                   [20.12.10]
Searching for New Phenomena II + III                   [10.01.10]
Searching for New Phenomena II + III                   [17.01.10]
Physics with ALICE & LHCb                   [24.01.10]
Detailed Papers:
Expected Performance of the ATLAS Experiment
CMS Physics TDR: Volume II (PTDR2), Physics Performance

LHC Machine, 2008 JINST 3 S08001
ALICE, 2008 JINST 3 S08002
ATLAS, 2008 JINST 3 S08003
CMS, 2008 JINST 3 S08004
LHCb, 2008 JINST 3 S08005

Older Lectures:
Probing the High Energy Frontier at the LHC

Lectures on LHC Physics (T. Plehn)

Review of Particle Physics
SLAC Online Particle Physics Information
The Particle Detector Brief Book