HGS-HIRe Lecture Week - Winter 2010 - Manigod (French Alpes)


January 24 - 31, 2010


Chiral Symmetry


Volker Koch
Alberica Toia
Torsten Dahms
Tatyana Galatyuk

Agenda (preliminary)

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
travel Lecture
leisure travel
10:30-11:00 break break break break break
11:00-12:30 Lecture
Theory I
Theory II
12:30-14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00-15:30 finalizing
break break social
15:30-17:00 Talks
Exp I
Exp II
17:00-18:00 Checkin Group Project Group Project Group Project Group Project Group Project
18:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
19:00-20:00 Introduction Questions/Wrapup Questions/Wrapup Questions/Wrapup Questions/Wrapup Questions/Wrapup Feedback HGS-HIRe


Theory Topics

  1. Talk: Huber; Partner: Basler
    Pion pion scattering in the linear Sigma model with and without explicit symmetry breaking (pion mass)
  2. Talk: Kalweit; Partner: Müller
    Pion pion scattering in the NONLINEAR sigmna modeland in chiral perturbation theory with and without explicit symmetry breaking (pion mass)
  3. Talk: Pitz; Partner: Rau
    Derive the Goldstone theorem and discuss some applications, e.g. ferromagnet, etc
  4. Talk: Leon Vargas; Partner: Zhang
    Derive/ motivate the leading temperature and density dependence of the chiral condensate

Experimental Topics

  1. Talk: Nahrgang; Partner: Fasel
    How to measure electrons in CERES ? (detector technologies/analysis strategy)
  2. Talk: Steinheimer; Partner: Bjerrum-Bohr
    How to measure electrons in PHENIX ? (detector technologies/analysis strategy)
  3. Talk: Stiele; Partner: Danilkin
    How to measure muons in CERES ? (detector technologies/analysis strategy)
  4. Talk: Herold; Partner: Seddiki
    How to measure muons in PHENIX ? (detector technologies/analysis strategy)

Practical Information


Checkin at the Chalet is open at 16:00 on Sunday.
The scientific part of the lecture week will close on Friday evening.

Late arrivals

If you will arrive late or on you own please contact the coordinator in advance so key pick up can be arranged.


The lecture week will be at Chalet l'Eridan, 74230 Manigod (France).
Manigod is situated at an altitude of 950 m in the french alpes, south-east of Thones, roughly 20 km east of Annecy. If you travel on your own directions can be found here >.


We travel by chartered bus to Manigod. Details including schedule and departure points will be announced.


Accomodation is mostly in twin bed rooms.


The chalet does not have official catering. We will self organize breakfast and lunch. Bread will be delivered every morning. Grocery shopping will be organized and help from the participants is expected for and after the meals. Without formal lunch we are more flexible with outdoor activities. We will have full dinner prepared for us by M. Jean Christophe Pergod.
Special food requirements (vegetarian, other) will be arranged on the first evening. Full board is included in the lecture week.

What to bring

Conditions for winter sports are hopefully very good both for cross country as well as for alpine skiing. Please plan accordingly.
Clothing The lecture week will be very informal, so only casual attire necessary. Please plan for severe weather and winter outdoor activities.
Linen/towel You need to bring your own towels (!)
Sports equipment Bring your skis, sled, snowboard and red carrot for the snowman
Sauna The chalet has a sauna. If you are interested to use it you need to bring your own sauna towels.


A WLAN access point is available.


Each participant will contribute in a presentation. Subjects will be given in due time before the lecturer week. They will be arranged by the lecturers. The presentation will not be on the own scientific work of the participant but will be connected to the topic of the lecture week. A laptop and projector will be available. In addition flip charts can be used. Presentation time is 30 minutes including discussion.


All basic expenses are covered by HGS-HIRe. You only have to pay for local expenses (drinks,etc.). All meals are included.


Though this trip will not generate any costs for your supervisor or group please do not forget to file a trip request so you are covered by insurance during the lecture week.

Special notice

All outdoor sports activities are completely under the participants own responsibility. HGS-HIRe does not cover any costs or takes responsibilities for injuries or damage related to these activities. A waiver needs to be signed by every participant to agree with these conditions at the beginning of the lecture week.


  1. Tian Zhang
  2. Marlene Nahrgang
  3. Sebastian Huber
  4. Rainer Stiele
  5. Christoph Herold
  6. Alexander Kalweit
  7. Hermes León Vargas
  8. Markus Fasel
  9. Nora Pitz
  10. Philip Rau
  11. Hannes Basler
  12. Jan Steinheimer
  13. Daniel Müller
  14. Johan Jannik Bjerrum-Bohr
  15. Igor Danilkin
  16. Selim Seddiki
  17. Claudia Behnke
  18. Martin Sprenger
  19. Thorsten Dahms
  20. Tatyana Galatyuk
  21. Volker Koch
  22. Henner Büsching



More general literature. This is sufficient for topics 1, 2 and 3. It also gets people started in 4. 1)V. Koch, Aspects of chiral symmetry, Int.J.Mod.Phys.E6:203-250,1997. e-Print: nucl-th/9706075; contains many relevant references

2) H. Georgi, "Weak interaction and modern particle physics", Benjamin/Cummings, 1984

3) General textbooks such as Itzykson Zuber and Peskin and Schroeder

4) Donoghue, Golowich and Holstein, Dynamics of the standart model Cambridge momographs on particle physics, 1992

5) J.J. Sakuari, "Currents and fields"

6) D.K. Campbell "Chiral symmetry, pions and nuclei", in "Nuclear Physics with Heavy Ions and Mesons", Vo, 2, (Les Houches Lectures XXX, 1977), Noth Holland

7) H. leutwyler, "Principles of chiral perturbation theory" hep-ph/9406283
alternative link

Specific Literature for topic 4

Drukarev: The QCD Sum Rules And Nuclear Matter. 2. Nucl.Phys.A511:679-700,1990, Erratum-ibid.A516:715,1990

Cohen: Quark And Gluon Condensates In Nuclear Matter Phys.Rev.C45:1881-1893,1992 Phys.Rev.C45:1881-1893,1992


  1. Detector Basics
    • Particle Data Group: Review of Particle Physics, J. Phys. G 33 (2006) 1
      in particular, see:
    • Passage of particles through matter, p. 258
    • Particle detectors, p. 271
    • W.R. Leo: Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments Springer 1987
    • R.K. Bock and A. Vasilescu: The Particle Detector BriefBook Springer or online at http://rkb.home.cern.ch/rkb/titleD.html
  2. CERES
    • G. Agakichiev et al.: Eur.Phys.J C41 (2005) 475, nucl-ex/0506002
    • D. Adamova et al.: Phys.Rev.Lett 96 (2006) 152301, nucl-ex/0512007
    • D. Adamova et al.: nucl-ex/0611022 and references therein
  3. NA60
    • R. Arnaldi et al.: Phys.Rev.Lett. 96 (2006) 162302, nucl-ex/0605007
    • A. Baldit et al.: NA60 proposal CERN/SPSC 2000-010, SPSC-P316 available here: http://node6.ist.utl.pt/www/experiment/spsc/proposal/p.ps.gz>
    • K. Banicz et al.: NIM A539 (2005) 21
    • R. Shahoyan: NA60 Note 2004-3 available here: http://node6.ist.utl.pt/www/experiment/notes/2004/combin_210604.ps and references therein
    • PHENIX hardware series: NIM A499 (2003) 469-602 for an overview and links see: http://www.phenix.bnl.gov/techpapers.html
    • S. Afanasiev et al.: arXiv:-7-6/3034v1 [nucl-ex]
    • A. Adare et al.: Phys.Rev.Lett 97 (2006) 252002, hep-ex/0609019
    • S.S. Adler et al.: hep-ex/0609032 and references therein
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