AG Prof. Dr. Karl Jakobs
Universität Freiburg
Physikalisches Institut
Hermann-Herder-Str. 3

79104 Freiburg

Tel. 0761-203 5715 (Sekretariat)
Email   skorek AT uni-freiburg.de


Particle Detectors

Particle Detectors

Lecturer: Dr. Christian Weiser
Time: 4 st., Mo, Di 10-12
Room: SR III
Start: 16.10.2017
Tutorials: 2 st, n.V.


In this lecture the principles of particle detection, the basic measurement concepts and technical realisations are presented. After the discussion of individual detector components and detection principles, complete, large-scale detector systems in particle and astro-particle physics are discussed. In addition, some selected applications in medical imaging and other areas are presented.


  • Basic interactions of charged and neutral particles
  • Measurement of ionisation
  • Position and momentum measurements
  • Time measurements
  • Energy measurement in calorimeters
  • Particle identification
  • Detector systems in particle and astro-particle physics
  • Selected applications in other areas


Bachelor studies, Experimental Physics V (Nuclear and Particle Physics)


  • H. Kolanoski und N. Wermes, Teilchendetektoren, Springer Verlag
  • K. Kleinknecht, Detectors for Particle Radiation, Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition (2008)
  • W.R. Leo, Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments, Springer Verlag
  • C. Grupen, Teilchendetektoren, BI Wissenschaftsverlag
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