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KSETA Seminar with Prof. Francis Halzen (Wess Lecture), October 2018

High Energy Neutrino Astrophysics (presentation)



KSETA Topical Courses, September/Oktober 2018

  • Unitarity methods (deeper; for theoreticians)
    Fernando Febres Cordero (U Freiburg)
  • Probing the early Universe with Gravitational Waves (broader; for experimentalists, theoreticians)
    Daniel Figueroa (EPFL)
  • Physics of cosmic accelerators (deeper; experimentalists, for theoreticians)
    Foteini Oikonomou (ESO, Munich) (Generic Source Properties) (Steady Sources) (Transient Sources)
  • Cosmology: expanding space and expanding confusion (deeper; for theoreticians)
    Björn Malte Schäfer (U Heidelberg)
  • Applied Bayesian Data Analysis in Astroparticle Physics (deeper; for experimentalists, theoreticians)
    Kevin Kröninger (CERN)
  • Nonrelativistic QCD (deeper; for theoreticians)
    Alexander Penin (U Alberta, Canada)
  • What to do after leaving science (better; for all)
    Udo Erdmann (TIBER)
  • Self-assessment and Application (better; for all; max. 15 participants)
    Doris Brenner (extern)



KSETA Topical Courses, March 2018

  • General theoretical concepts on particle physics (broader; for engineers and experimentalists) Monika Blanke (KIT) (Presentation)
  • What do I need, if I will leave science towards industry? (better; for all) Udo Erdmann (TIBER)
  • Scientific writing (better; for all) William Uber   (Doc 1)  (Doc 2)  (Doc 3)  (Doc 4)
  • Classical solutions for elementary particle physics (broader; for theoreticians) Frans Klinkhamer (KIT)
  • How to write maintainable software (broader; for all); Martin Heck (KIT)
  • From the farmers' almanac to exascale computing – the challenge of predicting the weather (broader; for all) Peter Knippertz (KIT) (Presentation)
  • Particle physics for astroparticle physicists (broader; for astroparticle physicists) Roger Wolf, Matthias Mozer (both KIT) (Download material here)



KSETA Seminar with Prof. Robert Klanner (Wess Lecture), January 24 - 26, 2018



October 2017 – KSETA courses with Prof. Gustavo E. Romero (UNSAM)

Scientific Philosophy


Particle acceleration in astrophysics



KSETA Topical Courses, September 2017

  • Software Design for Scientists (better); Benedikt Hegner (CERN)
  • Introduction to Multivariate Classification: Traditional Techniques and Deep Learning (better); Thomas Keck (KIT)
  • Quantum Field Theory for Experimentalists (broader); Michael Rauch (KIT)
  • Neutrino Physics and neutrino Oscillations (deeper); Christian Weinheimer (Uni Münster) (Presentation)
  • Self-assessment and Application (better); Doris Brenner (Personal Trainer)
  • General Theoretical Concepts on Particle Physics (broader); N.N. – postponed to spring 2018
  • Introduction to Graph Theory (broader); Daniel Funke (KIT)
  • Modern Silicon Detectors (deeper); Ivan Peric (KIT)



KSETA Topical Courses, March/April 2017



KSETA Topical Courses, September 2016



KSETA Seminar with Prof. Lisa Randall (Wess Lecture), July 7 - 8, 2016

  • Lecture 1: New Ideas about Dark Matter (pdf, 2 MB)
  • Lecture 2: Warped Geometry – Consequences and Signatures (pdf, 8 MB)



KSETA Seminar with Prof. Esteban Roulet, July 4 - 15, 2016



KSETA Topical Courses, April 2016

  • The Philosophy of Physics (better); Norman Sieroka (ETH Zürich)
  • Slavnov-Taylor-Identities and SUSY breaking in Dimensional Reduction (deeper); Dominik Stoeckinger (TU Dresden)
  • Particle Physics for Engineers (broader); Marc Weber (KIT/IPE)
  • Data Visualization and Presenting (broader); Siemon Niemes (KIT/ETP) (pdf 400 kB)
  • Introduction to computer aided design (CAD) (broader); Thomas Huber (KIT)
  • Introduction to neutrino physics (broader); Michael Wurm (Univ. Mainz)
    (pdf I, 7 MB), (pdf II, 19 MB), (pdf III, 23 MB), (pdf IV, 18 MB)



KSETA Topical Courses, October 2015

  • Introduction into the concepts of theoretical particle physics for experimental physicists (broader); Monika Blanke (KIT/TTP and IKP) (pdf, 11 MB)
  • Particle physics for engineers and others (broader); Marc Weber (KIT/IPE)
  • Modern silicon detectors (deeper); Ivan Peric (KIT/IPE) (pdf, 6 MB)
  • Effective Field Theory (deeper); Thomas Becher (Uni Bern) (pdf 1, 6 MB) (pdf 2, 2 MB) (pdf 3, 3 MB) (pdf 4, 4 MB)
  • Time and Selfmanagement in Science (better); Sita Schanne (Uni Heidelberg)
  • How to write a world class paper – workshop on International publishing (better); (Henri van Dorssen, UK; Dagmar Gebauer, D; both Elsevier)
  • Multivariate data analysis: New techniques and developments in the recent years (broader); Stefan Ohm (DESY Zeuthen) (Materials)
  • Parton Shower Monte Carlo (broader); Stefan Gieseke (KIT/ITP)
  • What do I need, if I will leave science towards industry? (better); Udo Erdmann (TIBER)(pdf, 4 MB)



"Silicon Detectors: Principles and Technology" with Carl Haber, October 21 - 23, 2015

      Materials: pdf, 11 MB


KSETA Seminar with Prof. Arkady Vainshtein (Wess Lecture), June/July 2015



KSETA Topical Courses,  March 2015



KSETA Plenary Workshop in Durbach, March 2015


Mittwoch, 4. März:

  • Nuclear input for supernova and explosive nucleosynthesis calculations (Karl-Heinz Langanke, GSI Darmstadt) (pdf, 3,5 MB), (Video 1, 7 MB)
  • Mechanism for a bounded and discrete mass spectrum of fermions (Lu Yang, ITP) (pdf, 200 KB)
  • Simulation of multi-jet events (Johannes Bellm, TTP) (pdf, 4 MB)
  • Detector development (Frank Hartmann, KIT) (pdf 20 MB)
  • Shielding concepts for next generation DM experiments (Geertje Heuermann, IKP) (pdf, 16 MB)
  • A High-Performance Smart Camera platform for Scientific Applications (Uros Stevanovic, IPE) (pdf, 12 MB)


Donnerstag, 5. März:

  • Probing Cosmological Models with the Cosmic Microwave Background (Jochen Weller, Univ. Munich, Sternwarte)
    (pdf, 8 MB)
  • Higgsbosonmassen in Supersymmetrie (David Kunz, TTP) (pdf, 2 MB)
  • CMS Level 1 Track Trigger – An FPGA Approach (Tanja Harbaum, ITIV) (pdf, 6 MB)
  • Neutrino mass and cosmology (Kai Zuber, TU Dresden) (pdf, 17 MB)
  • Jet Production in Top-Quark Pair Events Measured with CMS (Alexis Descroix, ETP) (pdf, 5 MB)
  • Ultra-high energy cosmic rays: the discovered and yet unknown (Alexander Schulz, IKP) (pdf, 14 MB)
  • CMOS Sensors (Ivan Peric, KIT) (pdf, 10 MB)


Freitag, 6. März:

  • Methods for precision calculations (Thomas Gehrmann, Univ. Zürich) (pdf, 3 MB)
  • Work function studies of gold surfaces for the Rear Wall of the KATRIN experiment (Kerstin Schönung, TLK) (pdf, 23 MB)
  • CMS Pixel Upgrade (Stefan Heindl, ETP) (pdf, 9 MB)
  • Beautiful ways to new physics (Stephanie Hansmann-Menzemer, Univ. Heidelberg) (pdf, 2 MB)
  • Belle II-PXD Hit-Recovery by Online-Cluster-Analysis on FPGAs (Steffen Bähr, ITIV) (pdf, 8 MB)
  • Analysis of Higgs to Tau-Tau events with the CMS detector (Thomas Müller, ETP) (pdf, 5 MB)
  • Computing and data handling for weather forecast (Gerhard Adrian, DWD) (pdf, 10 MB)



Lectures with Prof. Gustavo Romero, October/November 2014



KSETA Seminar with Prof. Takaaki Kajita (Wess Lecture), July 2014



KSETA Topical courses, April 2014

  • Projekt management (better); Udo Erdmann, Fa. Tiber
  • Applying Python in Scientific Computing (broader); Benjamin Fuchs, KIT (zip, 800 KB)
  • High Energy Neutrino Astronomy (broader); Thierry Pradier, IPHC, CNRS HE (pdf, 17MB), LE (pdf, 25 MB)
  • Introduction and use of Raspberry Pi (broader); Hermann-Josef Mathes, KIT presentation (pdf, 2MB), examples (winRAR, 17KB), handout (pdf, 21 KB)
  • Writing the doctoral thesis (better); Beate Bornschein, KIT (zip, 11 MB)
  • Multivariate methods of data analysis (TMVA) (broader); Helge Voss, CERN (pdf, 150 KB)
  • Parallel Software Design for Scientists (broader); Benedikt Hegner, CERN
  • Scientific presentations (better); Erika Magyarosi, extern



KSETA Plenary Workshop in Bad Herrenalb, February 2014


Montag, 24. Februar:

  • Welcome and Introduction (Prof. Johannes Blümer, IKP, Prof. Ulrich Nierste, TTP) (pdf, 7 MB)
  • Composition of space-time (Gia Dvali, LMU) (pdf, 9 MB)
  • High-precision activity monitoring of the KATRIN tritium source by beta induced x-ray spectrometry (Marco Roellig, ITEP) (pdf, 19 MB)
  • Radiation hard silicon detectors (Martin Printz, ETP) (pdf, 4 MB)
  • Discovery of a Higgs boson - The role of theory (Robert Harlander, Univ. Wuppertal) (pdf, 14 MB)
  • First evidence for Higgs decays into Tau leptons (Joram Berger, ETP) (pdf, 4 MB)
  • Enhancing the Sensitivity of Raman Spectroscopy for Tritium Gas Analysis (Simone Rupp, ITEP) (pdf, 3 MB)


Dienstag, 25. Februar:

  • LHC Computing: Achievements and Outlook for the Future (Ian Bird, CERN) Teil 1 (30 MB) , Teil 2 (6 MB)
  • How helicopters help chasing cosmic rays (Felix Werner, IKP) (pdf, 5 MB)
  • Ultra fast X-ray imaging of dynamic processes in science with GPUs (Matthias Vogelgesang, IPE) (pdf, 1 MB)
  • Probing inflation with the cosmic microwave background (Subir Sarkar, Oxford) (pdf, 17 MB)
  • The radio sound of cosmic rays (Daniel Huber, IKP) (6 MB)


Mittwoch, 26. Februar:

  • Neutrino physics (David Wark, Oxford) (pdf, 7 MB)
  • Rare decays of B mesons (Thomas Hermann, TTP) (pdf, 2 MB)
  • First measurements with the KATRIN spectrometer (Stefan Groh, ETP) (pdf, 6 MB)
  • Stability of the ground state in the Standard Model (Max Zoller, TTP) (pdf, 200 KB)
  • The transition from a galactic to an extra-galactic origin of cosmic rays (Sven Schoo, IKP) (pdf, 5 MB)
  • Astroparticle physics (Christian Weinheimer, Univ. Münster) (pdf, 16 MB)
  • The new data acquisition system for the EDELWEISS Dark Matter experiment (Bernhard Siebenborn, KIT) (pdf, 29 MB)
  • Atmospheric Influence on Cosmic Ray Detection (Stefanie Falk, IKP) (pdf, 3 MB)



KSETA Topical courses, October / November 2013



KSETA Topical courses, February 2013

  • Elementary particle physics and cosmology for engineers (and others)
  • Informatics: Big-Data Tools - part 1 [pdf, 5.6mb], - part 2 [pdf, 2.2mb], - part 4 [pdf, 4.8mb]
  • Parallel software design for scientists [zip, 34mb]
  • Electronics for detector builders [pdf, 700kb]
  • Monte Carlo Event Generators [pdf]
  • Introduction to astroparticle physics, cosmology and neutrino physics [pdf]
  • Detector technology in direct Dark Matter searches - part 1 [pdf, 7.4mb] - part 2 [pdf, 11.3mb]