The proseminar is supervised by Prof. Charalampos Anastasiou and covers a wide range of topics related to the physics of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
It will take place on Mondays at HIT J53 from 10:00 to 12:00. Dates of the different presentations can be found further below.
Each topic is assigned to a student who should prepare a presentation of around, but not more than, one hour duration.
Researchers of the institute (see list below) will help students in their preparation in a weekly meeting. They will provide literature and give a feedback on the student's progress. Students should keep them informed about their work in these meetings, starting (at least) 6 weeks before the date of the final presentation.
Requirements for passing the module
The topics labeled by (B) are more introductory and thus appropriate for bachelor students
|Relativistic quantum mechanics (B)||25 February||Tessarini Stefan||Dr. Ruben Andrist|
|Cross-sections, decay rates and Feynman rules (B)||25 February||Henry Clausen||Dr. João Pires|
|Gauge symmetry (B)||4 March||Lennart Schmidt||Dr. João Pires|
|Spontaneous symmetry breaking: superconductivity (B)||4 March||Sebastian Busschaert||Dr. Ruben Andrist|
|Spontaneous symmetry breaking: The Higgs mechanism (B)||11 March||Jakob Olbrich||Dr. Claude Duhr|
|The Standard Model (B)||11 March||Andrea Pelloni||Dr. Claude Duhr|
|Symmetries of the Standard Model||18 March||Frederik Lauf||Dr. João Pires|
|Flavour physics||18 March||Samuel Haberthuer||Dr. Claude Duhr|
|Hadronic interactions (B)||25 March||Marius Schraff||Prof. Charalampos Anastasiou|
|Application to the most wanted particles in the LHC: W,Z,top (B)||25 March||Colin Glomb||Prof. Charalampos Anastasiou|
|Higgs boson production and decay. Confronting data (B)||8 April||Christoph Dorn||Prof. Charalampos Anastasiou|
|Composite Higgs boson models||8 April||Marc Biber||Dr. Florian Goertz|
|Extra dimensions I : Flat extra dimensions||15 April||Nag Panchali||Dr. Florian Goertz|
|Extra dimensions II : Warped extra dimensions||15 April||Athos Fiori||Dr. Florian Goertz|
|Supersymmetry||22 April||Dominik Starl||Dr. Adrián Carmona Bermúdez|
|Dark matter at the LHC||22 April||Jerome Bonvin||Dr. Adrián Carmona Bermúdez|
|Neutrino physics||29 April||Joel Mabillard||Dr. Adrián Carmona Bermúdez|