8.812 Graduate Experimental Physics

Class Info

Provides practical experience in particle detection with verification by (Feynman) calculations. Students perform three experiments; at least one requires actual construction following design. Topics include Compton effect, Fermi constant in muon decay, particle identification by time-of-flight, Cerenkov light, calorimeter response, tunnel effect in radioactive decays, angular distribution of cosmic rays, scattering, gamma-gamma nuclear correlations, and modern particle localization.

This class has 8.701 as a prerequisite.

8.812 will not be offered this semester. It will be available during IAP.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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