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Practical computing in High Energy Physics.

The course web page is https://www.mv.helsinki.fi/home/slehti/ComputingMethodsInHEP/ComputingMe...
Due to CoVID-19, in Spring 2020 the course is virtual only.

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Tidsschema

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DatumTidPlats
tis 10.3.2020
10:15 - 12:00
fre 13.3.2020
10:15 - 12:00
tis 17.3.2020
10:15 - 12:00
fre 20.3.2020
10:15 - 12:00
tis 24.3.2020
10:15 - 12:00
fre 27.3.2020
10:15 - 12:00
tis 31.3.2020
10:15 - 12:00
fre 3.4.2020
10:15 - 12:00
tis 7.4.2020
10:15 - 12:00
fre 17.4.2020
10:15 - 12:00
tis 21.4.2020
10:15 - 12:00
fre 24.4.2020
10:15 - 12:00
tis 28.4.2020
10:15 - 12:00

Övrig undervisning

13.03. - 03.04.2020 fre 12.15-13.00
17.04. - 24.04.2020 fre 12.15-13.00
Sami Lehti
Undervisningsspråk: Engelska

Beskrivning

Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences is responsible for the course.

Module where the course belongs to:

  • PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences
    Optional for:
    1. Study Track in Particle Physics and Cosmology

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.

Programming skills (any programming language).

Familiarity with the Linux programming environment and introduction to particle physics recommended.

You will learn tools used in the data/physics analysis in a typical High Energy Physics experiment.

Third or fourth year, after having basic knowledge in particle physics and programming, or the same spring you are applying for a CERN internship.

The course will be offered in the spring term, in III and IV periods.

The course provides an introduction to learning to use software used in a typical High Energy Physics experiment. The CMS experiment is used as an example.

Topics covered include:

  • Short review of UNIX
  • C++
  • ROOT
  • Combining languages
  • Cross section and branching ratio calculations
  • Event generators
  • Detector simulations
  • Reconstruction
  • Fast simulation
  • Grid computing

Lecture notes

A book on C++ for reference

Weekly lectures and exercises (individual work). Home exam.

Final grade is based on exercises (1/3) and home exam (2/3).

Due to the exceptional situation at University of Helsinki, the teaching of this course will be done virtually. Please contact the lecturer for more information.

Exercises and final project.