HGS-HIRe Lecture Week - Winter 2012 - Manigod (French Alpes)


February 05 -12, 2012


Aspects of QCD


Owe Philipsen (Uni Frankfurt)
Sasha Glazov (DESY)


Sascha Vogel


  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
Talks II
Talks III
12:30-14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00-15:30 finalizing
break break break break
15:30-17:00 Participant
Talks I
Talks IV
17:00-18:00 Checkin Group Project Group Project Group Project Group Project Group Project
18:00 Introduction Questions/Wrapup Questions/Wrapup Questions/Wrapup Questions/Wrapup Questions/Wrapup Feedback Lecture Week
19:00-20:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner


Theory Topics

  1. Talk: Piotr Piasecki; Partner: Tian Zhang
    The SU(2) group and isospin
  2. Talk: Vladimir Lavrik; Partner: Daniel Yueker
    The SU(3) group and the quark model
  3. Talk: Markus Heide; Partner: Jan Lücker
    Gauge Invariance in Electrodynamics, Abelian and Non-abelian Gauge Theory
  4. Talk: Jochen Gerhard; Partner: Daniel Müller
    The Static Potential of QCD
  5. Talk: Bertalan Feher; Partner: Andreas Lohs
    The Ising Model in 1 and 2 Dimensions
  6. Talk: Markus Baranowski; Partner: Walter Heupel
    Ideal Fermi and Bose Gases and the Hadron Resonance Gas Model

Experimental Topics

  1. Talk: Janine Hütig; Partner: Stanislaw Janowski
    Experimental methods to measure the structure function F_L at HERA( Rosenbluth separation, electron identification, background suppression.)
  2. Talk: Rainer Stiele; Partner: Borislav Milanovic
    Combination of the deep inelastic cross section data, taking into account correlated systematic uncertainties
  3. Talk: Christian Schäfer; Partner: Stephan Endres
    Electron reconstruction in ATLAS and CMS (calorimeter technologies, particle identification, calibration methods)
  4. Talk: Ioannis Bouras; Partner: Jaqueline Bonnet
    Muons in ATLAS and CMS (inner tracker/muon systems, alignment)
  5. Talk: Christopher Pinke; Partner: Matthias Bach
    Jets in ATLAS and CMS (jet reconstruction (brief), particle flow technique, calibration)
  6. Talk: Benjamin Sintes; Partner: Benjamin Guiot
    Measurements of the neutron structure by the BoNuS experiment at JLab ( spectator proton detection, recoil detector)



  1. arXiv:1012.4355
  2. arXiv:0911.0884
  3. ATLAS
  4. CMS
  5. JLab
  6. BoNuS


  1. Halzen, Martin "Quarks and Leptons"
  2. Perkins "Introduction to High Energy Physics"
  3. Nachtmann "Elementarteilchenphysik"
  4. Schmueser "Feynmangraphen und Eichtheorien fuer Experimentalphysiker"
  5. Cheng and Li "Gauge Theories of elementary Particle Physics"
  6. Huang "Statistical Mechanics"
  7. Wolff, Skript Computational Physics, chapter 7-9
  8. Chandler "Introduction to Statistical Mechanics"
  9. Karsch, Redlich, Tawfik, Eur.Phys.J. C29 (2003) 549
  10. O.Philipsen, Les Houches Lecture Notes, arxiv:1009.4089

Practical Information


Checkin at the Chalet is open at 16:00 on Sunday, February 05.
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 point can be found here >


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. Valentina Akishina
  2. Matthias Bach
  3. Markus Baranowski
  4. Jacqueline Bonnet
  5. Ioannis Bouras
  6. Stephan Endres
  7. Bertalan Feher
  8. Jochen Gerhard
  9. Benjamin Guiot
  10. Stanislaw Janowski
  11. Markus Heide
  12. Walter Heupel
  13. Janine Hütig
  14. Vladimir Lavrik
  15. Qiyan Li
  16. Andreas Lohs
  17. Jan Lücker
  18. Borislav Milanovic
  19. Daniel Müller
  20. Piotr Piasecki
  21. Christopher Pinke
  22. Christian Schäfer
  23. Benjamin Sintes
  24. Daniel Yueker
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