Experimental Facilities at the High Energy Frontier

Authors

  • P. Jenni

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5170/CERN-2016-005.213

Keywords:

Large hadron collider, detector, trigger, particle physics, Higgs particle, physics beyond the Standard Model.

Abstract

The main theme of the lectures covered the experimental work at hadron colliders, with a clear focus on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and on the roadmap that led finally to the discovery of the Higgs boson. The lectures were not a systematic course on machine and detector technologies, but rather tried to give a physics-motivated overview of many experimental aspects that were all relevant for making the discovery. The actual lectures covered a much broader scope than what is documented here in this write- up. The successful concepts for the experiments at the LHC have benefitted from the experience gained with previous generations of detectors at lower- energy machines. The lectures included also an outlook to the future experimental programme at the LHC, with its machine and experiments upgrades, as well as a short discussion of possible facilities at the high energy frontier beyond LHC.

Published

2016-12-21