Advances in physics have historically been closely related to the improvements in the detection of particles. In this lecture we will give an overview of the different ways particles interact in matter, and how these interactions are used for particle detection. We will discuss examples of current particle detectors. In the exercises we will apply this knowledge to develop a possible detector for a future gamma-ray satellite in simulations.
The covered topics will include:
The lecture will be given in english. Please let us know in case you would like to attend and this poses a problem.
Lecture notes & exercises
Notes and exercises will be posted after the lecture here (PWD protected).
The simulation of a gamma-ray detector for a satellite will be carried out with the MEGALIB simulation package.