Identifying particles

In order to analyze the proton-proton collisions that HYPATIA displays, you need to know how you can identify particles and distinguish various particle types in the detector. In this section you will learn how to identify electrons (as well as positrons), muons (and anti-muons), photons, neutrinos, and other more complicated particles – hadrons like the proton - that are often produced in form of “ jets”.

Click on the icons to learn about the identification of electrons, muons, photons, neutrinos and jets.