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Experimental High Energy Physics II


Wednesday, 12 February 2020 to Friday, 29 May 2020
Total hours: 40
Hours of lectures: 40

Examination procedure

  • Report or seminar


This course has an experimental approach and aims to illustrate the experimental techniques and analyses of some of the most current researches in the field of High Energy Physics, with a focus on LHC / CMS & LHCb.  The course is designed for doctoral students, but can also be attended by master students. It requires a basic knowledge of particle physics, for example, having attended the course of Experimental Physics High Energy 1


  • Machine and Detectors.
  • The structure of the proton, the parton distribution functions.
  • Experimental definition of the observables, muon, electron, jet, b-jet. Calibration, resolution, particle identification, efficiencies in CMS&LHCb.
  • Higgs boson discovery and its characterization.
  • Direct and indirect search for new physics at LHC: New di-jet resonances, di-lepton resonances, lepton plus neutrino resonances, stable particles, mono-jets, multi-lepton final states, events with missing  energy. Precision measurement of CKM parameters and measurement of CP violation in heavy flavor decays. Interpretation with various BSM models like SuperSymmetry will be discussed and also connections with astrophysics.


The last part of the program will be defined depending on the interest of the students


Accademic Goal:

 Learn some of the modern techniques used in high energy experiments, discussing both the design of experimental equipment and the methods of calibration and data analysis.


Bibliographical references

Papers and Notes depending on the program