Below is some material related to PhD-level lectures I've given (if
no material is given, click on the link to get to the official
school page and programme):
- Guest lecture
as part of Claire Gwenlan's experimental particle physics PhD QCD
course at the University of Oxford, February 2021.
- Two lectures on Jet Reconstruction Theory at the PREFIT20: PRecision Effective FIeld Theory School, DESY, Hamburg, March 2020 (delivered remotely)
- Guest lecture on Jets,
as part of Claire Gwenlan's experimental particle physics PhD QCD course
at the University of Oxford, February 2020.
- Lecture on "QCD for LHC"
at the 57th course of the International School of Subnuclear physics, In Search of the Unexpected, June 2019.
- 3 lectures on "QCD" at
the Fourth Asia-Europe-Pacific
School of High-Energy Physics, September 2018, Quy Nhon, Vietnam.
- Lecture 1: Introduction, strong coupling, soft divergence, total cross sections
- Lecture 2: hadron colliders, PDFs and hard cross sections
- Lecture 3: partons showers, hadronisation, jets
- 5 lectures on "Jet Physics", at
Centre School of Theoretical Physics 2017.
Tutorial material available on github.
- Lectures on "Ingredients for accurate collider physics", at the PSI Summer School Exothiggs, August 2016, Zuoz, Switzerland:
- Lecture 1: factorisation, the strong coupling and parton distribution functions
- Lecture 2: hard cross sections, resummation, parton showers and jets
- Code for an illustrative, ultrasimplified, toy parton shower.
- Lectures on "Basics of QCD" at the ICTP–SAIFR school on QCD and LHC physics, July 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil:
- Lectures on jets at
the Center for Future High
(IHEP) and Peking University Beijing, April 2014:
- 4 lectures on jets
at the TASI
2013 school in Boulder, Colorado, June 2013.
2 lectures, as part of a series of 4 given together with Matteo
Cacciari on jets during the Focus Week at the GGI Workshop on
energy QCD after the start of the LHC,
Florence, Italy, September 2011.
2 lectures on jets at
IPMU-YITP School and Workshop on Monte Carlo Tools for LHC,
Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University,
academic training lectures on jets, March 2011:
1: introduction, followed by an outline of some of the main
sequential recombination jet algorithms
- Lecture 2:
comparing theory and experiment (including illustration of
cone-algorithm issues); the relation between a
parton and a jet; jet shapes; and the example of top reconstruction
- Lecture 3:
optimising the use of jets in a simple case (dijet
reconstruction); and the study of fat jets, i.e. boosted
hadronically-decaying massive objects.
- 4 introductory lectures on QCD,
Maria Laach autumn high-energy-physics school, Germany,
September 2010. This is an abridged version of the Bautzen lectures
1: Introduction (Lagrangian, perturbative and non-perturbative methods, beta-function,
soft and collinear divergences)
2: The concepts of parton showers and jets
3: Parton Distribution Functions
4: QCD as it's relevant at the LHC
- Jet Physics at the Cargèse: Physics at TeV
colliders school, July 2010.
- Jet Physics at
of perturbative Quantum chromodynamics Bielefeld-Paris-Helsinki
school, Orsay, France, March 2010.
- 4 introductory lectures on QCD, for experimental PhD students,
the 2009 European
School of High Energy Physics, in Bautzen, Germany, June 2009:
1: Basics (Lagrangian, perturbative and non-perturbative methods, beta-function,
soft and collinear divergences).
2: Parton Distribution Functions.
- Lecture 3: A brief overview of fixed order calculations, parton showers.
- Lecture 4: Merging fixed-order and parton-shower
lectures on jets at
the 2008 CTEQ-MCnet Summer
School on QCD Phenomenology and Monte Carlo Event Generators,
Debrecen, Hungary, August 2008.
These lectures provide an introduction to sequential
recombination and cone-type jet algorithms, including concrete
illustrations of the differences between various cone
algorithms. They also discuss questions related to infrared and
collinear safety, and look at issues and difficulties that arise
when trying determine which jet definitions are "best".
exercises for a course on the theory of jets at the École de de Gif 2007.
- Two seminars in a series
accompanying the course by
Gabriele Veneziano on perturbative QCD at the Collège de
France (Paris, France, 2005)
- Phenomenology (Course given at BUSSTEPP 2004,
Plymouth, UK, August 2004, and BUSSTEPP 2005, Ambleside, UK, August 2005)
The course consists of 4 lectures:
1: quick recall of the standard model and an introduction to
indirect bounds on the Higgs mass
2: the search for the Higgs boson
3: introduction to QCD and to soft radiation
4: QCD for processes with incoming protons
4 (from 2004): QCD jets and principles of "all-order"