Teaching

Here we present lectures and seminars by Prof. Bernhard Ketzer and his group, split in courses at the Bachelor and Master level.  

Ongoing lecture

physics632: Physics of Hadrons

All important information can be found on eCampus.

physics651: BCGS Seminar on Detectors in Nuclear and Particle Physics

All important information can be found on eCampus.

Group seminars

Do 9-12, SR III, HISKP, Raum 1.022

Mi 9-12, SR III, HISKP, Raum 1.022

Previous bachelor lectures

physik111: Physik 1 - Mechanik / Wärmelehre

Alle wichtigen Informationen können auf eCampus gefunden werden33.

physik211: Physik 2 - Elektromagnetismus

Alle wichtigen Informationen können auf eCampus gefunden werden.

physik510: Physik V (Kerne und Teilchen)

Lernziele der Lehrveranstaltung:

Verständnis der Grundlagen der Kernphysik und der Elementarteilchenphysik sowie der Experimente, die zu dem derzeitigen Stand der Erkenntnis geführt haben
 

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung:

Nukleonen und Kernaufbau, Isotope und Stabilität, Fermigas und Tröpfchenmodell, Schalenmodell, alpha-, beta- und gamma-Zerfall, Kernspaltung, Kernfusion, grundlegende Experimente der Kernphysik, Elementarteilchen, Wechselwirkungen, relativistische Kinematik, Wirkungsquerschnitte u. Lebensdauern, Symmetrien und Erhaltungssätze, Beschleuniger und Detektoren, Experimente zur elektromagnetischen und schwachen Wechselwirkung, Lepton-Nukleon-Streuung, Experimente zur starken Wechselwirkung, Standardmodell der Elementarteilchenphysik und Experimente dazu
 

Zeit und Ort:

Montag, 8:00 - 10:00, HS HISKP
Mittwoch, 8:00 - 10:00, HS HISKP

Literatur:

  1. C. Berger; Elementarteilchenphysik (Springer, Heidelberg 2. überarb. Aufl. 2006)
  2. B. Povh, K. Rith, C. Scholz, F. Zetsche; Teilchen und Kerne (Springer, Heidelberg 6. Aufl. 2004)
  3. F Halzen, A. Martin; Quarks and Leptons (J. Wiley, Weinheim 1. Aufl. 1984)
  4. D. Griffith; Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics (J. Wiley, Weinheim 1. Aufl. 1987)
  5. Perkins; Introduction to High Energy Physics (Cambridge University Press, 4. Aufl. 2000)

Links: Unterlagen und Übungen können auf eCampus gefunden werden.

physik541: Proseminar Präsentationstechnik

Alle wichtigen Informationen können auf eCampus gefunden werden5.

Ziel der Lernveranstaltung:

Die Studierenden sollen lernen, Publikationen effizient vorzubereiten und optimal (Berücksichtigung der Zielgruppe) zu gestalten. Sie sollen lernen, Vorträge vorzubereiten, die zu behandelnden Themen zielgruppengerecht einzuteilen und didaktisch zu gestalten.

Inhalt der Lernveranstaltung:

Texte: an welche Leser richtet sich der Text?; Textteile: Einleitung, Messdaten, Reduktion, Analyse, Resultate, Wichtigkeit der Teile; Unterschiede zwischen Veröffentlichung, Antrag und Tagungsabstrakt; Einteilung in Sections, Subsections und Paragraphen; Struktur der jeweiligen Öffnungssätze; Relative Bedeutung von Tabellen, Abbildungen und Abstrakt; Vorgehensweise bei Textabfassung; Gestaltung von Abbildungen; Begutachtungsprozess, Beispiele. Vortrag: Vortragsstruktur, Foliengestaltung, Einteilung einer Folie und Verwendung von Farben; Quellenangaben; zeitliche Abfolge; Körperhaltung beim Vortrag; Atemtechnik und Stimmvolumen; Verwendung einer Tafel; Zeigestock oder pointer; Laptop; Pausen beim Sprechen; Vermeidung von Füllwörtern. Gelegenheit zum Vortrag.

Ort und Zeit:

Montag, 13:00 - 16:00, SR II HISKP


Links: Weitergehende Informationen können bei eCampus gefunden werden.

Previous master lectures

physics611: Particle Physics

Contents of the Course:

  • Introduction: overview, notations
  • Basics: kinematics, Lorentz systems, colliders and fixed target experiments
  • Scattering processes: cross section and lifetime, Fermi's golden rule, phase space, 2- and 3-body decays, Mandelstam variables
  • Dirac equation, spin and helicity, QED
  • Interactions and fields
  • e+e- annihilation
  • Lepton-p scattering and the quark model
  • Symmetries and conservation laws
  • Strong interaction and QCD
    Weak interaction
  • Electroweak unification and Standard Model tests
  • The Higgs Boson
     

Time and Place:

Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00, HS HISKP
Thursday,14:00 - 16:00, HS HISKP


Literature:

  1. M. Thomson, "Modern Particle Physics", Cambridge University Press
  2. Halzen, Martin Quarks and Leptons
  3. D. Perkins Introduction to High Energy Physics
  4. C. Berger Elementarteilchenphysik
  5. D. Griffith Introduction to Elementary Particles
  6. P. Schmüser Feynman-Graphen und Eichtheorien für Experimentalphysiker


Links: Slides and exercises can be found at eCampus and on this page

physics618: Physics of Particle Detectors


All important informations can be found on eCampus.

Content:

This lecture covers the in-depth study of the physics processes relevant for modern particle detectors, used e.g. in large-scale experiments at CERN, in smaller scale setups in the laboratory, and in astrophysics or medical applications. The general concepts of different detector types such as trackers, calorimeters or devices used for ntification are introduced. Basics of detector readout techniques and the acquisition of large amount of data are discussed. This course is relevant for students who whish to major in experimental high energy physics, hadron physics or astro particle physics. It is also useful for students interested in medical imaging detectors.

The lecture will be accompanied by tutorials and by regular laboratory visits and demonstrations.

Regular Time and Place:

Tuesday, 10:15 - 12:00, HS HISKP
Thursday, 12:15 - 14:00, HS HISKP

Literature:

  1. K. Kleinknecht; Detectors for Particle Radiation (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed., 1998)
  2. W.R. Leo; Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments (Springer, Berlin, 2nd ed., 1994)
  3. C. Grupen, B. Shwartz; Particle Detectors (Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology, Band 26, 2nd ed., 2008)
  4. C. Leroy, P.-G. Rancoita; Principles of Radiation Interaction in Matter and Detection (World Scientific, Singapore, 3rd ed., 2012)
  5. W. Blum, W. Riegler, L. Rolandi; Particle Detection with Drift Chambers (Springer, Berlin, 2nd ed., 2008)
  6. H. Spieler; Semiconductor detector systems (Oxford University Press, 2005)

Content:

This lecture covers the in-depth study of the physics processes relevant for modern particle detectors, used e.g. in large-scale experiments at CERN, in smaller scale setups in the laboratory, and in astrophysics or medical applications. The general concepts of different detector types such as trackers, calorimeters or devices used for ntification are introduced. Basics of detector readout techniques and the acquisition of large amount of data are discussed. This course is relevant for students who whish to major in experimental high energy physics, hadron physics or astro particle physics. It is also useful for students interested in medical imaging detectors.

The lecture will be accompanied by tutorials and by regular laboratory visits and demonstrations.

Time and Place:

Tuesday, 12:15 - 13:00, SR I HISKP
Thursday, 12:15 - 14:00, SR I HISKP

Tutorial:

Tuesday, 13:15 - 14:00, SR I HISKP

Literature:

  1. K. Kleinknecht; Detectors for Particle Radiation (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed., 1998)
  2. W.R. Leo; Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments (Springer, Berlin, 2nd ed., 1994)
  3. C. Grupen, B. Shwartz; Particle Detectors (Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology, Band 26, 2nd ed., 2008)
  4. C. Leroy, P.-G. Rancoita; Principles of Radiation Interaction in Matter and Detection (World Scientific, Singapore, 3rd ed., 2012)
  5. W. Blum, W. Riegler, L. Rolandi; Particle Detection with Drift Chambers (Springer, Berlin, 2nd ed., 2008)
  6. H. Spieler; Semiconductor detector systems (Oxford University Press, 2005)

physics632: Physics of Hadrons

All important information can be found on eCampus.

Aims of the Course:

  • Understanding the many-body structure of hadrons
  • Understanding structural examinations with electromagnetic probes
  • Introduction into experimental phenomenology
     

Contents of the Course:

  • Structure Parameters of baryons and mesons
  • Hadronic, electromagnetic and weak probes
  • Size, form factors and structure functions
  • Quarks, asymptotic freedom, confinement, resonances
  • Symmetries and symmetry breaking, hadron masses
  • Quark models, meson and baryon spectrum
  • Baryon spectroscopy and exclusive reactions
  • Missing resonances, exotic states

Time and Place:

Monday, 12:00 - 14:00, HS HISKP
Friday, 9:00 - 10:00, HS HISKP


Literature:

  1. B. Povh, K. Rith C. Scholz, F. Zetsche; Teilchen und Kerne (Springer, Heidelberg 6. Aufl. 2004)
  2. Perkins; Introduction to High Energy Physics (Cambridge University Press 4. Aufl. 2000)
  3. K. Gottfried, F. Weisskopf; Concepts of Particle Physics (Oxford University Press 1986)

Links: Slides and exercises can be found at eCampus.

physics651: Master Seminar

All important information can be found on eCampus.

Contents of the Course:

The seminar will discuss the fundamentals of detectors used in nuclear and particle physics. Example topics are:

  • Interactions of particles and radiation with matter
  • Gaseous and semiconductor Tracking Detectors
  • Particle identification
  • Particle tracking
  • Transition radiation detectors
  • Physics of calorimeters
  • ...
     

Time and Place:

Monday, 14:15 - 16:00, SR II HISKP


Literature:

  1. W.R. Leo Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments
  2. K. Kleinknecht Detektoren für Teilchenstrahlung
  3. D. Green The Physics of Particle Detectors
  4. G. Knoll Radiation Detection and Measurement


Links: Additional information can be found at eCampus.

physics715: Experiments on the Structure of Hadrons

All important information can be found on eCampus.

physics722: Advanced Gaseous Detectors - Theory and Practice

Aims of the Course:

  • Detailed understanding of fundamental processes in gas detectors and resolution limits resulting therefrom
  • Design, construction, commissioning and characterization of modern gaseous particle detectors
  • Simulations: GARFIELD, GEANT, FE-Methods, etc.
  • Signals, Readout electronics and Data Acquisition
  • Data analysis: pattern recognition methods, track fitting
  • Scientific writing: report
     

Contents of the Course:

  • Microscopic processes in gaseous detectors
  • Signal formation in detectors
  • Tools for detector design and simulation
  • Readout electronics
  • Data acquisition
  • Track reconstruction
  • Performance criteria
  • Laboratory course: commissioning of a detector with sources, beam test at accelerator
     

Time and Place:

Monday, 12:00 - 14:00, SR I HISKP
Wednesday, 13:00 - 15:00, SR I HISKP

Laboratory: by arrangement

Literature:

  1. W. Blum, W. Riegler, L. Rolandi; Particle Detection with Drift Chambers (Springer, Berlin, 2nd ed., 2008)
  2. F. Sauli; Gaseous Radiation Detectors (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
  3. H. Spieler; Semiconductor detector systems (Oxford University Press, 2005)
  4. C. Leroy, P.-G. Rancoita; Principles of Radiation Interaction in Matter and Detection, World Scientific, Singapore, 2012)
  5. ROOT Data Analysis Framework
  6. GARFIELD simulation software

Links: Further informations, Slides and exercises can be found at eCampus.

Aims of the Course:

  • Detailed understanding of fundamental processes in gas detectors and resolution limits resulting therefrom
  • Design, construction, commissioning and characterization of modern gaseous particle detectors
  • Simulations: GARFIELD, GEANT, FE-Methods, etc.
  • Signals, Readout electronics and Data Acquisition
  • Data analysis: pattern recognition methods, track fitting
  • Scientific writing: report
     

Contents of the Course:

  • Microscopic processes in gaseous detectors
  • Signal formation in detectors
  • Tools for detector design and simulation
  • Readout electronics
  • Data acquisition
  • Track reconstruction
  • Performance criteria
  • Laboratory course: commissioning of a detector with sources, beam test at accelerator
     

Time and Place: 

Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00, SR II HISKP
Thursday, 14:00 - 16:00, SR II HISKP

Laboratory: by arrangement

Literature:

  • W. Blum, W. Riegler, L. Rolandi; Particle Detection with Drift Chambers (Springer, Berlin, 2nd ed., 2008)
  • F. Sauli; Gaseous Radiation Detectors (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
  • H. Spieler; Semiconductor detector systems (Oxford University Press, 2005)
  • C. Leroy, P.-G. Rancoita; Principles of Radiation Interaction in Matter and Detection, World Scientific, Singapore, 2012)
  • ROOT Data Analysis Framework
  • GARFIELD simulation software
  • Links:Slides and exercises can be found at eCampus.

Aims of the Course:

  • Detailed understanding of fundamental processes in gas detectors and resolution limits resulting therefrom
  • Design, construction, commissioning and characterization of modern gaseous particle detectors
  • Simulations: GARFIELD, GEANT, FE-Methods, etc.
  • Signals, Readout electronics and Data Acquisition
  • Data analysis: pattern recognition methods, track fitting
  • Scientific writing: report
     

Contents of the Course:

  • Microscopic processes in gaseous detectors
  • Signal formation in detectors
  • Tools for detector design and simulation
  • Readout electronics
  • Data acquisition
  • Track reconstruction
  • Performance criteria
  • Laboratory course: commissioning of a detector with sources, beam test at accelerator
     

Time and Place:

Tuesday, 12:15 - 14:00, HS HISKP
Thursday, 14:15 - 16:00, HS HISKP


Laboratory: by arrangement


Literature:

  1. W. Blum, W. Riegler, L. Rolandi; Particle Detection with Drift Chambers (Springer, Berlin, 2nd ed., 2008)
  2. F. Sauli; Gaseous Radiation Detectors (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
  3. H. Spieler; Semiconductor detector systems (Oxford University Press, 2005)
  4. C. Leroy, P.-G. Rancoita; Principles of Radiation Interaction in Matter and Detection, World Scientific, Singapore, 2012)
  5. ROOT Data Analysis Framework
  6. GARFIELD simulation software


Links: Slides and exercises can be found at eCampus.

Aims of the Course:

  • Detailed understanding of fundamental processes in gas detectors and resolution limits resulting therefrom
  • Design, construction, commissioning and characterization of modern gaseous particle detectors
  • Simulations: GARFIELD, GEANT, FE-Methods, etc.
  • Signals, Readout electronics and Data Acquisition
  • Data analysis: pattern recognition methods, track fitting
  • Scientific writing: report
     

Contents of the Course:

  • Microscopic processes in gaseous detectors
  • Signal formation in detectors
  • Tools for detector design and simulation
  • Readout electronics
  • Data acquisition
  • Track reconstruction
  • Performance criteria
  • Laboratory course: commissioning of a detector with sources, beam test at accelerator
     

Time and Place:

Tuesday, 12:15 - 14:00, SR1 HISKP
Thursday, 14:15 - 16:00, SR1 HISKP


Laboratory: by arrangement


Literature:

  1. W. Blum, W. Riegler, L. Rolandi; Particle Detection with Drift Chambers (Springer, Berlin, 2nd ed., 2008)
  2. F. Sauli; Gaseous Radiation Detectors (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
  3. H. Spieler; Semiconductor detector systems (Oxford University Press, 2005)
  4. C. Leroy, P.-G. Rancoita; Principles of Radiation Interaction in Matter and Detection, World Scientific, Singapore, 2012)
  5. ROOT Data Analysis Framework
  6. GARFIELD simulation software

Others

CERN excursion

Date: Monday, March 12 until Wednesday, March 14

Place: Europan Laboratory for Particle Physics CERN

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ketzer, Dr. Markus Ball

Accomodation: Residhome Appart Hotel Le Carré D'Or, 3-bed apartments

Cost:

  • supported by University of Bonn
  • own contribution:
    ca. EUR 50 for bus and lodging
    ca. EUR 30 per day for food/drinks
     

Participants: max. 48

General Information:

  • Departure: March 12 2018, 7:00, HISKP main entrance
  • Do not forget to bring your passport or Id card
  • For foreign participants: please check, whether you require a Visa to enter Switzerland and France!
  • The trip includes a general introduction to CERN, and visits to several experimental areas guided by scientists who are actually involved in the experiments, i.e. something you will not get as a normal visitor. It covers the broad experimental program of the laboratory, ranging from the highest energies at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to atomic physics and the studies of antimatter
  • For the visits to some experimental areas solid shoes are required
  • [Guide to survival at CERN] does not exist anymore on the old webpage
     

Registration: Registration will be possible on eCampus7.

Date: Friday, March 4 until Sunday, March 6

Place: Europan Laboratory for Particle Physics CERN

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ketzer, Dr. Markus Ball

Accomodation: CERN Hostel, 1- or 2-bed rooms with washbasin, WC and shower in room or shared

Cost:

  • supported by University of Bonn
  • own contribution:
    ca. EUR 45 for bus and lodging
    ca. EUR 30 per day for food/drinks
     

Participants: max. 48, Registration open until TBA, participants will be notified by email

General Information:

  • Departure: March 4, 2016, 7:00, HISKP main entrance
  • Do not forget to bring your passport or Id card
  • For foreign participants: please check, whether you require a Visa to enter Switzerland and France! (see e.g. here)
  • The trip includes a general introduction to CERN, and visits to several experimental areas guided by scientists who are actually involved in the experiments, i.e. something you will not get as a normal visitor. It covers the broad experimental program of the laboratory, ranging from the highest energies at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to atomic physics and the studies of antimatter
  • For the visits to some experimental areas solid shoes are required
  • [Guide to survival at CERN] does not exist anymore on the old webpage

On the old webpage we had a preliminary time table. But copying the table was not staight forward...

Registration: The deadline for the registration has been exceeded

Date: Wednesday, March 18 until Friday, March 20

Place: Europan Laboratory for Particle Physics CERN

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ketzer, Dr. Markus Ball

Accomodation: CERN Hostel, 1- or 2-bed rooms with washbasin, WC and shower in room or shared

Cost:

  • supported by University of Bonn
  • own contribution:
    ca. EUR 60 for bus and lodging
    ca. EUR 30 per day for food/drinks
    optional: ca. 30 EUR for Swiss cheese fondue
     

Participants: max. 48, Registration open until January 31, participants will be notified by email

General Information:

  • Departure: Wednesday, March 18, at 7 am (sharp!) at the main entrance of HISKP
  • Do not forget to bring your passport or Id card
  • For foreign participants: please check, whether you require a Visa to enter Switzerland and France! (see e.g. here)
  • The trip includes a general introduction to CERN, and visits to several experimental areas guided by scientists who are actually involved in the experiments, i.e. something you will not get as a normal visitor. It covers the broad experimental program of the laboratory, ranging from the highest energies at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to atomic physics and the studies of antimatter
  • For the visits to some experimental areas solid shoes are required
  • [Guide to survival at CERN] does not exist anymore on the old webpage


On the old webpage we had a preliminary time table. But copying the table was not staight forward...

Registration: The deadline for the excursion to CERN has been exceeded.


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