22 October 2012 to 11 January 2013
Niels Bohr Institute, DK and Helsinki Phys. Dept, FI
Europe/Copenhagen timezone
Part 1 : Theory + exercises (copenhagen, NBI, Denmark) - October 22-26, 2012
The course aims mainly at experimental high energy particle physics or astro particle physics PhD students, interested in learning about the state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art development in particle detectors. Students from Denmark or other countries are brought together with internationally known and active researchers in the field, expert in detector technology and currently involved in important research and development projects for future particle physics detectors. Lectures from experts in the field are complemented by exercises and simulations. The students will be introduced to the advanced detector simulation program Geant4, and use simulations to understand the design and performance of modern particle detectors. A small DAQ (Data Acquisition) lab will also be set-up and used for getting acquainted with FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) used in almost all modern DAQ systems.

5 days, (9:00-­‐18:00), lectures + exercises. after these lectures, students will be handed a take-home exam and two weeks to solve it. Upon passing the exam (grade can be passed/not passed only), they will be assigned 5 ECTS.

Part 2 : Laboratories (Helsinki, Finland) - January 7-11,2013
In the week of January 7-11 , we have laboratory exercises organized at Helsinki University. PhD students will be organized in small groups (2-3 people), and will acquire hands on experience in the lab with both silicon and gas tracking devices. We will use the Detector Laboratory facilities kindly offered by Helsinki Institute of Physics and University of Helsinki, Department of Physics. For details of the labs, please see the pdf attached at the bottom of this page , under "Material" (a web page is also in preparation).

5 days, (9:00-­‐18:00), laboratory exercises. after these laboratory exercises, students will have two weeks to hand in lab reports about the gas and silicon experiments. After having lab reports recognised, they will be assigned 5 ECTS.

This course is international and aims at PhD students from Denmark and abroad. Max participants number is 20, constrained by lab facilities. First-come, first-served policy. Few more students (~5-10) can be accepted for Part 1 only.

It is strongly advised that students sign up for both parts of this course, to ensure maximum learning about the subject.

Niels Bohr Institute, DK and Helsinki Phys. Dept, FI
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