Accelerator, astroparticle, and gravitational wave physics

lphys2336  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Accelerator, astroparticle, and gravitational wave physics
10 credits
52.5 h + 7.5 h
Main themes
PARTIM A (5 credits) : Principles and applications of particle acceleration - Accelerator physics - Precision measurements at low energies - Neutrino physics. This partim can be taken separately.
PARTIM B (5 credits) : Particles and radiation of cosmic origin (including neutrinos) – Gravitational waves. This partim can be taken separately.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 a.     Contribution of the teaching unit to the learning outcomes of the programme (PHYS2M)
1.2,1.3,1.4, 1.6, 2.1,3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.5, 8.1.
b.    Specific learning outcomes of the teaching unit
At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to :
1.     explain and discuss in detail the advanced experiments that have been setup in   fundamental interactions physics ;
2.     write a report that documents an experiment in physics of the fundamental interactions ;
3.     link theoretical concepts to their manifestation in real environments ;
4.     analyse the sources of uncertainty about an experimental measurement and evaluate their impact on the scientific conclusions of an experiment.
PARTIM A (5 credits; can be taken separetely): Principles of particle acceleration. Underlying physics and experiment description for the following subjects : Higgs boson, top quark and beyond-the-Standard Model physics (LHC collider) - Flavour physics (experiments at B-factories and NA62) - Neutrino physics - Precision measurements at low energies (e.g. muon g-2, electron EDM,...)
PARTIM B (5 credits; can be taken separetely): Theory, instrumentation and data analysis methods used in astroparticle physics and gravitational wave physics.
Teaching methods
Lectures in class.
Personal projects. Students can choose the subject among a list proposed by the teachers.
Reading portfolio for personal study.
Evaluation methods
Evaluation of personal projects reports.
Oral exam, partly based on the projects reports.
Other information
Following the sanitary conditions, the modalities of the teaching AND the examination could be reassessed according to the situation and the rules in force.
Des diapositives de cours et des documents supplémentaires sur les sujets traités sont disponibles sur le site MoodleUCL de l’unité d’enseignement.
Course slides and additional documents on the subjects addressed are available on the MoodleUCL website of the teaching unit.
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Physics