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Horas para completar

Aprox. 30 horas para completar

Sugerido: We estimate the workload for this course to be about 11 weeks of study with 3 to 4 hours/week, depending on your usage of the optional material. ...
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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Semana
1
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

Matter and forces, measuring and counting

During this first module, we will give an overview of the objects studied in particle physics, namely matter, forces and space-time. We will discuss how one characterizes the strength of an interaction between particles using the concept of cross section, which is central to our subject. At the end of this module, we will visit the laboratory of the nuclear physics course at University of Geneva to see an example of how one measures the strength of a reaction in practice....
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13 vídeos (total de (Total 88 mín.) min), 6 testes
Video13 videos
1.1 Matter11min
1.2 Forces10min
1.2a Natural units (optional)2min
1.2b Special relativity and four-vectors (optional)7min
1.2c Virtual particles (optional)2min
1.3 Probability and cross section13min
1.3a Attenuation of a photon beam (optional)1min
1.4 Rutherford experiment7min
1.4a Rutherford cross section (optional)3min
1.4b Counting rate Rutherford (optional)2min
1.5 Quantum scattering10min
1.6 Rutherford experiment in practice (optional)13min
Quiz6 exercícios práticos
1.1 Matter10min
1.2 Forces6min
1.3 Probability and cross section8min
1.4 Rutherford experiment8min
1.5 Quantum scattering6min
Graded quiz for Module 110min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
4 horas para concluir

Nuclear physics

During this second module, we deal with nuclear physics and its applications. This is a rather self-contained module. If your main interest is nuclear physics, you will be well served. You will notice that this is a rather substantial module, we recommend that you take two weeks to digest it. At the end of this module, we will visit the Tokamak of the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne and the Beznau nuclear power plant, the oldest one still in operation. This will alllow you to better understand the applications of nuclear physics for our energy supply....
Reading
15 vídeos (total de (Total 142 mín.) min), 1 leitura, 10 testes
Video15 videos
2.2 Nuclear size and spin9min
2.3 Models of nuclear structure10min
2.3a QCD and nuclear force (optional)2min
2.4 Radioactivity: alpha decay9min
2.4a Energy of alpha particles (optional)1min
2.5 Beta and gamma decay8min
2.5a Exponential decay law (optional)1min
2.6 Radioactivity in practice (optional)8min
2.7 Radiocarbon dating and NMR imaging8min
2.8 Nuclear fission11min
2.9 Nuclear power6min
2.10 Nuclear fusion, the Sun and ITER8min
2.11 The tokamak of EPFL (optional)24min
2.12 The Beznau nuclear power plant (optional)20min
Reading1 leituras
2.4 Radioactivity: alpha decay10min
Quiz10 exercícios práticos
2.1 Nuclear mass and binding energy8min
2.2 Nuclear size and spin8min
2.3 Models of nuclear structure6min
2.4 Radioactivity: alpha decay6min
2.5 Beta and gamma decay6min
2.7 Radiocarbon dating and NMR imaging6min
2.8 Nuclear fission6min
2.9 Nuclear power6min
2.10 Nuclear fusion, the Sun and ITER8min
Graded quiz for Module 210min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

Accelerators and detectors

In this module, we treat the basic facts about particle acceleration and detection. This is a rather self-contained module. If your main interest is particle acceleration and detection, you will be well served. You will notice that this is rather substantial module, we recommend that you take two weeks to digest it. We introduce electromagnetic acceleration and focalisation of particle beams and show how they are used in the accelerator complex of CERN. We describe how charged particles and photons interact with matter and how these interactions are used to detect particles and measure their properties. And we show how modern particle detectors use the synergies between different detection methods to get exhaustive information about the final state of particle collisions....
Reading
14 vídeos (total de (Total 99 mín.) min), 3 leituras, 10 testes
Video14 videos
3.1a Cyclotron frequency (optional)2min
3.2 Acceleration and focalisation6min
3.2a The CERN accelerator complex (optional)3min
3.3 Components of the LHC (optional)14min
3.4 Heavy particles in matter6min
3.5 Light particles in matter4min
3.6 Photons in matter8min
3.7 Ionisation detectors7min
3.8 Semiconductor detectors7min
3.9 Scintillation and Cherenkov detectors12min
3.10 Spectrometers and calorimeters8min
3.10a Particle detection with ATLAS (optional)3min
3.11 Particle detectors at DPNC (optional)6min
Reading3 leituras
3.9 Scintillation and Cherenkov detectors10min
3.10 Spectrometers and calorimeters10min
3.11 Particle detectors at DPNC (optional)10min
Quiz10 exercícios práticos
3.1 Principles of particle acceleration6min
3.2 Acceleration and focalisation8min
3.4 Heavy particles in matter6min
3.5 Light particles in matter6min
3.6 Photons in matter6min
3.7 Ionisation detectors4min
3.8 Semiconductor detectors4min
3.9 Scintillation and Cherenkov detectors8min
3.10 Spectrometers and calorimeters4min
Graded quiz for Module 310min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

Electromagnetic interactions

We now start a series of three modules discussing the three fundamental forces described by the Standard Model of particle physics. In this forth module, we go into more details about the properties of electromagnetic interactions. We discuss spin and how it intervenes in measurements. And we give a few examples of basic electromagnetic processes to point out common features. You will notice that the intellectual challenge and also the level of mathematical description rises somewhat as we go along. This is why we first remind you how to describe the intensity of a reaction using the cross section and the decay rate and how to construct a Feynman diagram. ...
Reading
7 vídeos (total de (Total 54 mín.) min), 6 testes
Video7 videos
4.1a How to construct a Feynman diagram (optional)4min
4.2 Electromagnetic scattering13min
4.3 Spin and magnetic moment6min
4.3a Motion in a Penning Trap2min
4.4 Compton scattering and pair annihilation11min
4.5 Electron-positron annihilation8min
Quiz6 exercícios práticos
4.1 Reminder: Describing particle interactions6min
4.2 Electromagnetic scattering8min
4.3 Spin and magnetic moment6min
4.4 Compton scattering and pair annihilation6min
4.5 Electron-positron annihilation6min
Graded quiz for Module 46min
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por MHAug 5th 2017

Challenging at first for someone with a non-traditional academic background, but thoroughly enjoyable and worth completing, if nothing but for the personal satisfaction of getting through it!

por EPApr 23rd 2017

Very interesting course. Quite difficult to pass week 6 due to a question on w boson quark transformation. Couldnt find answers in sylabus. Maybe just me. Overall excellant course.

Instrutores

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Martin Pohl

Professeur ordinaire
Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire
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Mercedes Paniccia

Collaboratrice scientifique
Département de Physique Nucléaire et Corpusculaire
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Anna Sfyrla

Assistant Professor
Nuclear and Particle Physics

Sobre Universidade de GenebraUniversidade de Genebra

Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of Europe's leading universities. Devoted to research, education and dialogue, the UNIGE shares the international calling of its host city, Geneva, a centre of international and multicultural activities with a venerable cosmopolitan tradition....

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