142.039 Experimental particle physics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, PR, 8.0h, 10.0EC


  • Semester hours: 8.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: PR Project
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the setup and the practical process flow in high energy physics experiments. Detailed results depend on the type of the practical work.

Subject of course

Practical work in various fields of high-energy physics using modern methods, especially for preparation, operation and data analysis of experiments. Possible work topics: data analyis, phenomenology, hard- and software development, and information technology. The project work can either be performed at the Institute for High Energy Physics in Vienna or at CERN in Geneva. Participation in data taking is possible, subject to the experiments' schedules.

Teaching methods

Depending on the type of the practical work

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

Depending on the type of the practical work

Course registration

Registration modalities

Inst. für Hochenergiephysik der ÖAW, Nikolsdorfergasse 18, 1050 Wien


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 261 Technical Physics Not specified
066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering Not specified
066 461 Technical Physics Not specified
810 Technical Physics Mandatory elective


W. Lucha und M. Regler: Elementarteilchenphysik. Schulbuchverlag Paul Sappl; erhältlich in der Lehrmittelstelle oder beim Vortragenden. FK. Gruppen: Teilchendetektoren, BI-Wissenschaftsverlag W. R. Leo: Technics for Nuclear and particle Physics Experiments. Springer Verlag

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge about high-energy physics advantageous. Programming skills depending on subject of project work.


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