Course on Physics at the LHC
A specialized course on the Physics at the Large Hadron Collider is organized by LIP in the framework of the International Doctorate Network in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology (IDPASC). The course is intended for under-graduate or graduate students with basic training in Particle Physics. The objective of the Course is to introduce the physics, analysis methods and results on the physics areas covered by the LHC experiments.
Emphasis is placed on the search for new physics, in particular phenomena at the basis of the electroweak symmetry breaking. Benchmark channels in proton-proton collisions will be discussed in detail, covering the identification of the objects involved, the signal and background properties, the background estimation and the S/B discriminants, the evaluation of systematical errors, and the extraction and interpretation of the final results.