Lund University FYST17 course

The course addresses current research topics in particle and astroparticle physics, and focuses on aspects of current and future experiments in the area. The course consists of 2 major parts: Current Front-line Research, and Experiments and Methods, representing 7.5 ECTS credits together.

General info

Time: The course is given every year during the first part of the spring term (January - March).

Course plan: Official course syllabus (PDF).

Lecturers: Else Lytken , Peter Christiansen, Caterina Doglioni, Emanuele Laface (contact details).

Textbook: G. Barr et al. "Particle Physics in the LHC Era", Oxford Masters Series in Particle Physics, 2016
Chapters 3,8, and 10 from "Data analysis in high energy physics: a practical guide", O. Bahnke et al + lecture notes.
Link to e-books for the main book here and statistics book: here.

Extra material: Notes on particle kinematics, cross-sections etc. (PDF)

Spring Term 2018 (V18)

Introductory meeting: Monday January 15, 13:15 in K262 ( Introductory notes are available).

*** EXAM

EXAM: Exam will be handed out Monday March 12,10:00 in A426 and should be turned in before 10:00 on Wednesday March 14.
(for additional pratise exercises, see sample questions. Warning: these are old exercises and some of them requires more/other information than what we talked about in class/ will be expected of you at the exam .)


The course takes place in January - March 2018. Lectures are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thurdays at 13:15-15:00 in K262; with a few exceptions, see schedule for details.



Litterature to be presented:

Higgs boson measurement

ttbar measurement

ttbar resonance (Z')

Z measurement

Instructions for computing exercise

*** SLIDES etc

Lecture notes (PDF):

Previous terms (including FYS225/FKF050)

Contact: Else Lytken, tel. 046-222 3060, Fysicum A426