Practical Course in Particle Physics at PSI

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 12-15 students from ETH Zürich, 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: 26.8.-13.9.2024