International Physics Masterclasses
Identifying Events

In this chapter you learn how to identify events (proton-proton collisions) so you can associate event displays with physical processes.

On the following pages you can find information about the W and Higgs particles, their production processes during collisions at the LHC, their detection in events with the event display MINERVA, and a concluding exercise. Afterwards you are ready for the measurements.

This is how the ATLAS-detector sees proton-proton collisions.

There is a lot going on!