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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Semana
1
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....
13 vídeos (total de (Total 88 mín.) min), 6 testes
13 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
6 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
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....
15 vídeos (total de (Total 142 mín.) min), 1 leitura, 10 testes
15 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
1 leituras
2.4 Radioactivity: alpha decay10min
10 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
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....
14 vídeos (total de (Total 99 mín.) min), 3 leituras, 10 testes
14 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
3 leituras
3.9 Scintillation and Cherenkov detectors10min
3.10 Spectrometers and calorimeters10min
3.11 Particle detectors at DPNC (optional)10min
10 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
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. ...
7 vídeos (total de (Total 54 mín.) min), 6 testes
7 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
6 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
Semana
5
1 hora para concluir

Hadrons and strong interaction

In this module we discuss the structure of hadrons and the properties of strong interactions. We start out by explaining how one uses the scattering of electrons off nucleons to learn about the internal structure of these baryons. Step by step we lead you from elastic scattering, through the excitation of resonances, all the way to deep inelastic processes. You thus learn about the concept of form factors and structure functions and what they tell us about hadron structure. We then discuss the physics behind this and learn about color and the strange features of strong interactions, like asymptotic freedom and confinement. ...
5 vídeos (total de (Total 46 mín.) min), 6 testes
5 videos
5.2 Inelastic scattering and quarks9min
5.3 Quark-antiquark resonances and mesons6min
5.4 Color and strong interactions14min
5.5 Hadronisation and jets6min
6 exercícios práticos
5.1 Elastic electron-nucleon scattering6min
5.2 Inelastic scattering and quarks6min
5.3 Quark-antiquark resonances and mesons4min
5.4 Color and strong interactions8min
5.5 Hadronisation and jets6min
Graded quiz for Module 510min
Semana
6
3 horas para concluir

Electro-weak interactions

In this 6th module, we discuss weak interactions and the Higgs mechanism. You will notice that this module is again larger that average. This is due to the rich phenomenology of electro-weak interactions. We recommend that you take 2 weeks to digest the contents. Before entering into our subject, in this first video we go into more depth on the subject of antiparticles. We will then discuss the discrete transformations of charge, space and time reversal. Weak interactions are introduced, explaining the weak charge (called weak isospin) and examples of decays and interactions. Properties of the W and Z bosons are detailed. The extremely tiny cross sections of neutrino interactions with matter are discussed. In the last part of the module, we explain how the Higgs mechanism keeps particles from moving at the speed of light, and the properties of the associated Higgs boson. ...
13 vídeos (total de (Total 112 mín.) min), 13 testes
13 videos
6.2 The discrete transformations C, P and T11min
6.3 Weak charges and interactions8min
6.4 Muon and tau lepton decay8min
6.5 The W boson4min
6.6 The Z boson9min
6.7 Weak decays of quarks6min
6.8 Particle-antiparticle oscillations and CP violation9min
6.9 Neutrino scattering6min
6.10 Neutrino oscillations9min
6.11 The Higgs mechanism12min
6.12 The Higgs boson4min
6.13 The discovery of the Higgs boson (optional)15min
13 exercícios práticos
6.1 Particles and antiparticles4min
6.2 The discrete transformations C, P and T6min
6.3 Weak charges and interactions4min
6.4 Muon and tau lepton decay6min
6.5 The W boson4min
6.6 The Z boson6min
6.7 Weak decays of quarks4min
6.8 Particle-antiparticle oscillations and CP violation6min
6.9 Neutrino scattering4min
6.10 Neutrino oscillations4min
6.11 The Higgs mechanism4min
6.12 The Higgs boson4min
Graded quiz for Module 610min
Semana
7
1 hora para concluir

Discovering new phenomena

In this 7th module Anna discusses searches for new phenomena, beyond the known ones described by the standard model and covered in previous modules. We will remind you why we believe that the standard model is incomplete and new physics must be added. We will explain how hadron collider data are rendered usable for searches. And we will discuss examples, split into the two categories, based on how new phenomena might manifest themselves. ...
5 vídeos (total de (Total 45 mín.) min), 5 testes
5 videos
7.2 Sifting chaff from the wheat10min
7.3 Hunting peaks7min
7.4 Hunting tails8min
7.5 Hunting new physics with LHCb (optional)11min
5 exercícios práticos
7.1 The world beyond the Standard Model4min
7.2 Sifting chaff from the wheat4min
7.3 Hunting peaks4min
7.4 Hunting tails4min
Graded quiz for Module 74min
Semana
8
1 hora para concluir

Dark matter and dark energy

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5 vídeos (total de (Total 47 mín.) min), 4 testes
5 videos
8.2 Dark matter9min
8.3 Dark energy10min
8.3a Motivating the Friedmann equation (optional)2min
8.4 What hides behind dark matter and dark energy? (optional)14min
4 exercícios práticos
8.1 The Big Bang and its consequences4min
8.2 Dark matter4min
8.3 Dark energy4min
Graded quiz for Module 88min
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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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