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PA - C3 - PHY651N : Hadron Collider Physics

Domaine > Physique.


Lecturers: François ARLEO, Bruno MANSOULIÉ

LHC physics at the energy frontier Bruno Mansoulié, Director of Research , CEA-Saclay

Hadronic colliders and the LHC at Cern. Main features, performance, limitations.
Phenomenology of proton-proton collisions.
Reminder of particle detectors and techniques.
ATLAS and CMS experiments. Main features, performances.
Analysis methodology.
Standard Model phenomenology: as a background to other searches, as precision measurements.
Higgs search and discovery. Main analysis channels, statistical combination, couplings and spin/parity measurements.
Phenomenology beyond the Standard Model (BSM): Supersymmetry, Extra dimensions, etc.
Searches of BSM physics: by final state, by model.
Upgrade programme (LHC and experiments). Physics case, schedule.

Physics of high-energy heavy ion collisions François Arleo, Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet, CNRS & École polytechnique

I will cover in this course the most important aspects in the field of heavy ion physics, with emphasis on the latest experimental results from the CERN LHC and the associate phenomenology. 

  • De/confinement in QCD
    • QCD phase diagram
    • Thermodynamics of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP)
  • Hunting for the plasma: experimental facilities
  • Looking for collectivity
    • Basics of relativistic hydrodynamics, Bjorken model
    • Soft particle production, anisotropies
    • Small systems
  • Hard QCD processes in heavy ion collisions
    • Elements of the Glauber model
    • Jet quenching phenomena
    • Quarkonium melting
    • Benchmark electroweak observables
  • Aspects of proton-nucleus collisions
    • Parton distribution functions in nuclei and QCD saturation
    • Energy loss processes in nuclear matter
  • Outlook: future facilities

A short bibliography will soon be provided.


ECTS credits: 4

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