2020 Detectors for Radiation and Particle Physics

TU Dresden | Sommersemester 2020 2020 Detectors for Radiation and Particle Physics


Monday, 5. DS (14h50-16h20), ASB 328

Wednesday, 2. DS (9h20-10h50), even weeks, ASB 328


Wednesday, 5. DS (14h50-16h20), odd weeks, ASB 328


Prof. Dr. A. Straessner, Dr. Th. Kormoll


Prof. Dr. A. Straessner, Dr. Th. Kormoll


The lectures and tutorials in the first weeks of the semester will be given in an online format. To better organize ourselves, please subscrive to the tutorials and make use of the "forum".

This lecture will be held in "flipped-classroom" format:

  • The lectures will be recorded on video and will be made available as streams or for download, well in advance of the regular lecture time.

  • At the regular lecture times (see above or have a look at the "lecture content") a video conference will be set up with a lot of time for questions and discussion of the lecture.

  • The tutorials will be provided as PDF files. You may upload your solution so that the tutors can check them and prepare the tutorial discussion session.

  • Also the tutorial discussion session will be done as a video conference!

  • The CERN Vidyo tool will be used for all conference sessions, lectures and tutorials. It provides a web based tool and a downloadable app. Please, use the following link:

  • The password for the VidyoConnect session is available in Communications.
  • In case of questions, please, feel free to contact the lecturers by email!
  • Please, make use of the forum to discuss tutorial problems or questions to the lectures: it is your forum!

Lecture Content:

  • Introduction
  • Passage of particles through matter
    • ionising particles
    • photons, neutrons, hadrons
  • Radiative transport and dosimetry
  • Ionisation detectors
  • Semiconductor detectors
  • Particle tracking
  • Scintillators and photo detectors
  • Passive radiation detectors
  • Cherenkov and transition radiation detectors
  • Particle identification
  • Calorimeters (electromagnetic, hadronic)
  • Detector electronics and signal processing
  • Medical applications of particle detectors


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