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DETECTOR SYSTEMS

Helmuth Spieler

in Semiconductor Detector Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527848
eISBN:
9780191713248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527848.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses conflicts and compromises in detector systems and illustrates different design approaches in a variety of applications. After a discussion of general design considerations, ... More


A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Gian Francesco Giudice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199581917
eISBN:
9780191723001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581917.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

It is at this very moment that the most ambitious scientific experiment of all time is about to begin, and yet its precise aims are rather poorly understood by the general public. This book provides ... More


Prologue

Gian Francesco Giudice

in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199581917
eISBN:
9780191723001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581917.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter introduces the LHC project and its main motivation: the exploration of ‘zeptospace’. Zeptospace is a word invented in this book to designate the world as viewed at lengths of hundred ... More


The Lord of the Rings

Gian Francesco Giudice

in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199581917
eISBN:
9780191723001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581917.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter is devoted to the LHC accelerator complex. It first presents the history of the construction of the LHC and the challenges involved. It then describes the functioning of the LHC, ... More


Supersymmetry

Gian Francesco Giudice

in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199581917
eISBN:
9780191723001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581917.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Superspace is an extension of space-time which includes new coordinates with unusual algebraic rules. The nature of superspace is quantum mechanical, because it requires the concept of particle spin. ... More


Epilogue

Gian Francesco Giudice

in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199581917
eISBN:
9780191723001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581917.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter draws some conclusions, and presents speculations on the possible discoveries at the LHC.


Who Cares about Particle Physics?: Making Sense of the Higgs Boson, the Large Hadron Collider and CERN

Pauline Gagnon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198783244
eISBN:
9780191826269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783244.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Particle physics is too much fun to leave it only to physicists! CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, regularly makes the news, but why are fundamental research and the discovery of ... More


Theoretical Physics to Face the Challenge of LHC: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 97, August 2011

Laurent Baulieu, Karim Benakli, Michael R. Douglas, Bruno Mansoulie, Eliezer Rabinovici, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198727965
eISBN:
9780191794278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727965.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book is based on lectures at the Les Houches Summer School held in August 2011 for an audience of advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in particle physics, theoretical physics, ... More


Particle physics and cosmology

Pascal Pralavorio

in Post-Planck Cosmology: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 100, July 2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728856
eISBN:
9780191795794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728856.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter examines how it is possible to deduce consequences of particle physics for cosmology in light of the recent systematic exploration of the electroweak scale by experiments at the Large ... More


What Could the Next Big Discoveries Be?

Pauline Gagnon

in Who Cares about Particle Physics?: Making Sense of the Higgs Boson, the Large Hadron Collider and CERN

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198783244
eISBN:
9780191826269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783244.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN has only just started and could produce enough data in the next twenty years to revolutionize particle physics. If supersymmetric particles exist, the chances ... More


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