J.Garcia-Bellido, Imperial College, London|
S.Bilenky, JINR, Dubna, Russia
F.Gianotti, CERN, Switzerland
D.Wyler, Univ. Zuerich, Switzerl
D.Bardin, JINR, Dubna, Russia
P.Harrison, Queen Mary and Westfield Colledge, London
W James Stirling, University of Durham
Marcela Carena, FNAL, Batavia, USA
Lecture Course: Cosmology and Astrophysics
Juan Garcia-Bellido, Imperial College London
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Lecture course: Neutrinos
S.M.Bilenky, JINR, Dubna
Lecture course: Collider Physics
Fabiola Gianotti, CERN, Switzerland
I will discuss the physics potential of the two general-purpose pp LHC experiments: ATLAS and CMS. After a brief description of the two detectors and their expected performance, I will describe their potential for several physics topics, ranging from precision measurements within the Standard Model (e.g. W mass, top mass, heavy-flavour physics) to the search for New Physics (e.g. Higgs, Supersymmetry). The LHC potential will be also compared to results from the present machines (LEP2, TeVatron).
Lecture course:Heavy Ions
Professor K.Safarik, CERN, Switzerland
We will start with the motivation for study heavy-ion collisions at high energies, namely the study of QCD at high temperature and/or high baryon-chemical potential. We will go through QCD phase diagram, we will discuss different predicted phases (hadronic matter, quark-gluon plasma, colour superconductor) and possible phase transitions between them (order of the phase transition, deconfinement transition, chiral symmetry restoration). Some simple estimates of the conditions at which the phase transition to quark-gluon plasma may occure will be presented. Further we will discuss the experimental signatures for the phase trasition (collective flow, particle correlations, critical fluctuations, strageness and charm enhancement, J/psi and Upsilon suppression, change of reconance parameters and other exotic phenomena) and recent results from BNL and CERN. We will mention the observed chemical and temperature equilibration. At the end prospects with new facilities at RHICH (starting first engineering run this June) and the ALICE detector at LHC (starting in 2005) will be presented.
Lecture Course: Flavor Physics
Daniel Wyler, Univ. Zuerich, Switzerl
Flavor physics, in contrast to 'gauge physics', adresses questions such as why there are so many different species (flavors) of quarks and leptons, why they come in groups (families), why they have their masses, what their couplings are, etc. On the speculative side, one tries to explain these facts with theories that go beyond the standard model, including Grand Unification, Superstrings and more. On the phenomenological side (theory and experiment), one must derive methods to investigate all the relevant questions. Existing methods include perturbative QCD, renormalization group techniques, heavy quark effective theories, lattice gauge theory etc. These are used to analize and interpret properties and weak decays of heavy particles (K and B mesons, top quark or also properties of neutrinos. The aim is to pin down all open parameters as precisely as possible in order to obtain hints for new physics beyond the standard model. These lectures will deal with some of the issues.
Lecture Course: Field Theory and the Standard Model
Dmitri Bardin, JINR, Dubna, Russia
Lecture Course: Physics of B Factories
Paul Harrison, Queen Mary and Westfield Colledge, London
Physics of B Factories
The primary raison d'etre of the two B factories now running in Japan and the USA is the measurement of CP-violating asymmetries in the decays of B mesons. The physics behind these proposed measurements will be reviewed,and the method of making the measurements will be outlined and contrasted with other methods. A brief overview of the other physics possibilities at B factories will be given, and the current status of the experiments will be summarised.
Lecture Course: QCD
W James Stirling, University of Durham
Outline(The four lectures will, time permitting, cover a selection of the following topics.)
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