Lunds universitet


Ionizing radiation 2012 Part of "Experimental tools in subatomic physics"

Interaction and detection
This part of the course of focus on the interaction of radiation with matter. The teaching is based on self-studies and tutorials (discussion groups),  a simulation project, a poster project about detector systems and two days of laboratory work. The laboratory work and projects are graded while the theory part only requires a pass. 

Course material
The schedule for tutorials will be found here.

Information about the SRIM-project can be found at "Datorövning".

Information about the Poster project can be found here.

The materials for the laboratory work will be found at "Laborationer"

The intention with using self-studies and tutorials is to avoid the one-way communication that is normal with ordinary lectures.
    The idea is that at each tutorial both students and teachers are well prepared by studies of the current topic of interest. One of the students acts as responsible and gives a short summary of the theory. The summary is expected to be short (about 20 min) and contain the most relevant and difficult parts of the text. The time remaining will then be used for discussion. To have suitable items to discuss, each one of the students (except the responsible) are asked to prepare at least two questions or discussion subjects and e-mail them in not later than 24.00 the day before the tutorial.
    All tutorials take part in smaller groups (about 4 persons) and will be about one hour each time. There are six tutorials scheduled for the course. With this short student-teacher time there will not be any possibility to discuss everything in the course in detail, but this is not the intension and not necessary at this course level.
To pass the theory part the requirements is participation and shown activity at the tutorials. The judgement will be based on presentation, participation in tutorials, activity in discussions and e-mail questioning. Those students showing a to small activity to pass will be given the opportunity of a small written exam (pass/fail) at the end of the course.
work and project 2012

There are one and a half day of laboratory work 2012related to the ionizing radiation part and in addition to that a computer simulation project. The half-day lab will be around 4 hours and the full day approximately 8 hours.
The reports should be handed in as soon as possible in the instructor post box (or by e-mail). The requirement on the reports is that it should be well prepared with word processor and figures included. Computers and laser-writers are available at the institute.            
Grades are given both on the laboratory work and on the computer project, and to aquire any grade more than pass the first version of the report has to be handed in within two weeks.
Criteria for the grades:
Below is given the criteria used by the instructors to grade the laboratory work, i.e. not only the final report is important for the grade.
1. Preparation
2.  Background knowledge
3. Carefulness/Efficiency
4. Initiative/Activity
5. Understanding
6. Report