Physics at the LHC

winter term 2019/2020
Lecturer: Silvia Masciocchi, Nikole Skidmore, Pavel Starovoitov
Link to LSF
10 participants


Silvia Masciocchi

Nicole Skidmore

Pavel Starovoitov


Wednesdays 16:15 - 18:00

SR 2.402, INF227

Journal club:

Thursdays 9:15 - 11:00

 00.101 INF 226


   In this lecture we present detector technologies employed by three high-energy physics experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.

  We will discuss recent physics results on

  • CP-violation, lepton flavour universality, pentaquarks
  • Hadron jet and high-p physics, Dark Matter searches
  • Quark-gluon plasma, hot QCD matter


  The lecture course will also include a journal club showcasing some of the experiments most cited papers

Practice groups

  • Group LEC (Masciocchi, Skidmore, Starovoitov)
    10 participants
    Wed 16:15 - 18:00Thu 9:15 - 11:00


SM : Silvia Masciocchi

NS : Nicole Skidmore

PS : Pavel Starovoitov

Date Topic Lecturers Material
16.10. An intoduction to the LHCb detector and precision measurements at the LHC NS



23.10. Lepton flavor universality - hunting for new physics NS



30.10. Measuring the CKM phase gamma - exploring matter vs. antimatter NS  
06.11. Pentaquarks - Beyond conventional baryons and mesons NS




Introduction to calorimetry;

Hadron jets (definition, reconstruction)

PS Slides

Hadron jets calibration

PS Slides

Jet triggers

Jet production measurements

Searches for new phenomena in events with jets

PS Slides

Searches for new phenomena in events with jets

Interpretation of measurements

PS Slides
11.12. -- break --    
18.12. The ALICE experiment to investigate properties of hot QCD matter SM Slides
25.12. Christmas    
01.01 New Year    
08.01. General properties of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) SM Slides
15.01. Bulk particle production and the QGP fluid dynamic description SM Slides
22.01. Hard probes: heavy flavors and charmonia SM Slides
29.01. Common topic 1 NS, PS, SM  

Journal Clubs






Books and reviews:


  • M. Thomson: Modern Particle Physics
  • D. Perkins: Introduction to High Energy Physics
  • G. Salam: Towards Jetography
  • R. Wigmans : Calorimetry
  • K. Grupen: Particle Detectors
  • D. Green: High pT Physics at Hadron Colliders
  • G. Cowan: Statistical Data Analysis
  • L. Lyons: Statistics for Nuclear and Particle Physicists


Useful links:


Physics at the LHC
winter term 2019/2020
Masciocchi, Skidmore, Starovoitov
Link zum LSF
10 participants