Physics 56500 - Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics II



Course description:


Instructor: Jones
Email: mjones@physics.purdue.edu
Title: Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics II
Offering: Sem. 2, Class 3, cr. 3.
Room : Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, room 3109
Time : 9:00 - 10:15 am, Tuesday and Thursday
Prerequisites: Phys 360/ Phys 550 or Phys 460/ Phys 564 or equivalent. May be taken simultaneously.
Text: Some combination of class handouts to supplement
Bettini, Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics
Syllabus: Can be found here.
Schedule: Will be found here.
Description: This is the second part of a two-semester course sequence to give
an introduction to Particle Physics. Focus is given to the experimental
features, with phenomenological and theoretical considerations.
This course brings students up to the current status of research in
elementary particle physics.

This part of the course sequence will focus on experimental techniques
used to collect and analyze data from modern particle physics
experiments. Examples illustrating the application of these methods
in the analysis of Standard Model and Beyond the Standard Model physics
processes will be selected primarily from the CMS experiment.

The topics covered include an overview of statistical methods commonly
used in particle physics analysis, Monte Carlo methods, event generators,
and more advanced statistical techniques applied to electroweak processes,
QCD, top, and Higgs production at hadron colliders.

Assignments: Assignment 1 Due January 23rd. Here is a link to the ErrorFunction.C macro...
Assignment 2 Due February 8th. Here are links to the files you will need: graph.root, GraphExample.C... Solutions.
Assignment 3 Due February 20th. Here are links to the files you will need: ToyModel.C
Midterm: To be determined
Project: I guess probably...
Lecture notes: Will be found here.

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