This page gives some quick introduction to Particle Physics and includes some information on getting started with CERN/CMS.

Math and Physics Basics

Intro to Particle Physics

The following links have provide a basic introduction to particle physics

Getting a LPC account

Follow the instructions at under "Obtaining a CMS LPC analysis cluster computing account and Fermilab accounts"

Getting a CERN (lxplus) account

Follow the instructions at

Setting up/Running Example Code on LPC

To logon to LPC (with mac or linux):

To logon to LPC with windows see instructions from Stuart here: SetupSSHWindows

On the LPC, add the following line to your ~/.bash_profile file:

  • source /cvmfs/

An example package with the main HEP analysis features can be found here:

Follow the instructions in the README file.

CMS Tools and Resources

  • CMS Data Aggregation Service (DAS): Look up information about datasets like storage locations, sizes, files

Setting up ROOT locally on your laptop

For setting up ROOT on mac see instructions from Esme here: SetupROOTMac

For setting up ROOT on windows see instructions from Stuart here: SetupROOTWindows

For setting up ROOT on mac with python3 from src instructions from John here: SetupROOTPy3Mac

Making Plots and putting them in a latex document

TODO add instructions here...

Introduction to Statistics

Statistics Intro From Patrick

-- JohnAlison - 2019-05-28

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