| Nuclear & particle physics
Nuclear & particle physics

Seminar on the theory of particles and fields

Winter semester 2017/2018


Course number in the course overview: 110286

  • Organizers, organization & dates


    Dates & locations

    Seminar Wednesday, 10:00–12:00 KP/TP, seminar room 304
    Registration and preparatory meeting: Wednesday, 11.10.2017, 10:15

    Registration and guidance

    Priv.-Doz. Dr. J. Heitger

    ITP, Wilhelm-Klemm-Straße 9, 48149 Münster, room 318
    Tel.: +49 251 83-34948, email: heitger(at)uni-muenster.de

    Certificate of performance

    Presentation and regular participation.


    Quantum theory and basic knowledge in nuclear & particle physics.

  • Contents & literature

    LHC phenomenology

    Topic for winter semester 2017/2018
    Higgs event at the LHC (CMS)
    © CMS/CERN

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.

    Topics are primarily given out to master’s students. A limited number of topics can possibly also be worked on by bachelor’s students. Thus, we refer to the seminar on the theory of atoms, nuclei and condensed matter at this point, which is targeted exclusively towards bachelor’s students.


    • T. Plehn: Lectures on LHC Physics, Lecture Notes in Physics 844, Springer, 2012
    • R.K. Ellis, W.J. Stirling, B.R. Webber: QCD and Collider Physics, Cambridge University Press, 1996
    • F. Halzen, A.D. Martin: Quarks and Leptons - An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics, John Wiley, 1984
    • I.J.R. Aitchison, A.J.G. Hey: Gauge theories in particle physics (Vol. 1 & 2), CRC Press, 2002/03
    • F. Hinterberger: Physik der Teilchenbeschleuniger und Ionenoptik, Springer, 2008

    The literature is made available to the speakers. Further advice concerning complementary literature is given as part of the talk guidance.

  • Topics & schedule

    Date Topic Speaker
    11.10.2017 Preparatory meeting
    15.11.2017 Basics of collider physics and the LHC Melanie Höschele
    Quantum field theory basics
    22.11.2017 QCD basics Christopher Lieberum
    29.11.2017 Parton model and parton distribution functions Pit Duwentäster
    Jets and photons
    06.12.2017 Physics of heavy ion collisions Kathariana Kemper
    13.12.2017 B physics Jens Bickmann
    Top physics
    17.01.2018 Higgs physics I
    Higgs physics II
    Physics beyond the Standard Model I
    Physics beyond the Standard Model II
    17.01.2018 Video session All