Practical Course at PSI
Due to the restrictions for working at PSI and travelling across Europe related to the COVID-2019 pandemic, the practical course at PSI for the sumer of 2020 is cancelled.
Perform a real particle physics experiment at a PSI (Paul-Scherrer-Institut, Villigen, Switzerland) beam-line.
Learn experimental particle physics hands-on.
Join a group of 10-12 students from ETH Zürich and Heidelberg and Mainz Universities for one week of preparations in Heidelberg and two weeks of beam time at PSI.
Design and build your experiment from unused detector components, take data during a 24/7 beam time. Analyse the data and write up the results. Example measurements:
º Branching ratio B(π→eν)/B(π→µν)
º Panofsky ratio B(πp→nπ)/B(πp→nγ)
º Lifetimes and decay parameters of muons and pions
Course dates: 24.8.-11.9.2020