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260097 VO Collider Physics (2017S)

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Mi 31.05.17 findet die Vorlesung von 11:00-13:00 Uhr im SMI-Seminarraum statt.

Wednesday 26.04. 11:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 27.04. 11:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 03.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 10.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 17.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 24.05. 09:00 - 11:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 14.06. 09:00 - 11:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 21.06. 11:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 28.06. 11:00 - 13:00 Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture will provide an introduction to the field of theoretical
collider physics, which is providing the key predictions to particle
collider experiments such as those carried out at the Large Hadron
Collider (LHC) at CERN.

Emphasis will be put on dynamics involving the strong interaction,
modeled by Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), covering both the emergence and complex dynamics of so-called jets of hadrons, as well as the structure of the colliding protons.

The lecture will establish basic concepts of collider physics and QCD
corrections as well as the calculational methods required to make
predictions for experimental observations. It further links to
state-of-the-art approaches used in today’s simulation of high energy
reactions.

The lecture is strongly relying on an introductory particle physics
course and some background in Quantum Field Theory. The courses
Teilchenphysik I and Teilchenphysik II therefore set the level of
prerequisites which interested students should be familiar with. Some
lecture slots will address computational methods, such that basic
programming skills in a high-level language like Python or C++, or
knowledge of Mathematica are desireable to cover some of the examples provided.

1 Fundamentals of QCD
2 Basic reactions, jets and event shapes
3 The Monte Carlo method
4 Next-to-leading order corrections in QCD
5 Infrared singularities and the subtraction method
6 Parton cascades and the simulation of jets
7 Overview of hadron collissions and event generators
8 The Drell-Yan process at NLO and parton strucure functions
9 Calculational and algorithmic techniques for complex reactions
10 Aspects of resummation and matching

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

particle physics 1, particle physics 2

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
to be announced

Examination topics

Examination topics:
will be announced

Reading list

Homepage: http://homepage.univie.ac.at/simon.plaetzer/lectures/qcd-and-collider-physics/

Lecture notes (will be provided in the course of the lecture)

R.K. Ellis, W.J. Stirling, B.R. Webber: QCD and Collider Physics, Cambridge University Press

G. Dissertori, I. Knowles, M. Schmeling: Quantum Chromodynamics, Oxford Science Publications

A. Buckley et al., General-purpose event generators for LHC physics,
Phys.Rept. 504 (2011) 145-233, http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1101.2599

CTEQ/MCnet summer school 2016, http://http//www.physics.smu.edu/scalise/cteq/schools/summer16/

Association in the course directory

MaG 21, MaG 22, MaV 7

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