Nuclear & particle physics

Computational methods for particle physics

Winter semester 2018/2019


Course number in the course overview: 114292

  • Lecturers, organization, dates & exams


    Dates & locations

    Lecture Thursday, 10:15–11:45 KP/TP 304
    Start: Thursday, 11.10.2018, 10:15

    Tutorial / Practical exercises

    Georg Bergner will give from 14.11. to 16.11.2018, besides the lecture, a tutorial with practical exercises for the implementation of Monte-Carlo algorithms for the Ising model (in C++).
    Details will be announced in time.


    The lecture is given in English.


    Knowledge of nuclear and particle physics is obligatory,
    knowledge of quantum field theory is useful,
    the BSc module Computational Physics or comparable previous knowledge is required.

  • Contents & literature

    Contents of the lecture

    • Introduction to Monte Carlo methods
    • Monte Carlo simulations of the Ising model
    • Lattice field theories and their numerical simulation
    • Statistical data analysis
    • HPC system "PALMA II" of ZIV @ WWU


    Further hints to the literature will be given in the lecture.