Experiments in high energy physics: A brief introduction

  • Mário Pimenta
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 383)


A brief description of a “standard” High Energy Physics experiment focussing on what are the main measurements and how they are obtained is herein reported. The historical example of the discovery of neutral currents by the Gargamelle experiment in 1973 is presented to show the long path between the data collection and the final results.


High Energy Physic Neutral Current Bubble Chamber Neutrino Beam Collider Experiment 
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    There are many good books in elementary particle physics. The following references are therefore a small set of books I considered useful to a first introduction on the subject.-Introduction to Elementary Particles, David Griffiths, John Wiley and Sons.-The Experimental Foundations of Particle Physics, Robert N. Cahen and Gerson Goldhaben, Cambridge University Press-Detectors for particle radiation, Konrad Kleinknecht, Cambridge University Press-Statistics for nuclear and particle physicists, Louis Lyons, Cambridge University PressGoogle Scholar
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    Experiments with neutrinos, Paula Bordalo, in these proceedingsGoogle Scholar
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    Weak Interactions of Leptons and Quarks, E.D. Commins and P.H. Bucksbaum, Cambridge University Press-Weak interactions, D.Bailin, Adam Hilger LtdGoogle Scholar
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    Search for elastic Muon-Neutrino electron scatering, Hasert et al., PL 46B 121(73).-Observation of neutrino like interactions without Muon or electron, PL 46B 148(73).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mário Pimenta
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  1. 1.Laboratório de Instrumentação e Fisica Experimental de PartículasLisboaPortugal

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