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HEP101_Lecture_1

HEP101_Lecture_1 - The ATLAS Experiment and the CERN Large...

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1 A. T. Goshaw Duke University HEP101 - 1 March 29, 2010 The ATLAS Experiment and the CERN Large Hadron Collider
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HEP 101 Plan March 29: Introduction and basic HEP terminology March 30: Special LHC event: first high-energy p+p collisions. Live video broadcasts in physics lobby and in this room. April 5: relativistic mechanics and applications to HEP • ?? : particle detectors • ?? : analysis tools used in HEP research • ?? 2
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Some web sites CERN LHC home page: http://lhc.web.cern.ch/lhc/ The ATLAS home page: http://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/Collaboration/ ATLAS event displays: http://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/public/ EVTDISPLAY/events.html 3
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4 Orientation: CERN CERN = the C onseil E uropeen pour la R echerche N uclearie or now know as The European Organization for Nuclear Research Located on the border between Switzerland and France Currently the largest HEP Laboratory in the world, employing ~ 2500 scientists and staff plus ~ 8000 visiting scientists. Founded in 1954 as one of Europe’s first joint scientific efforts. There are 20 CERN member states plus broad participation from 580 Universities and Institutes throughout the world
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5 Geneva Airport LHC 27 km ring (previously used for LEP e + e - collider) CERN main site French-Swiss border Orientation: CERN
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