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Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics 1

Module PH0014 [KTA Expert 1]

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2010/1

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2022/3WS 2021/2WS 2020/1WS 2019/20WS 2018/9WS 2017/8WS 2016/7WS 2010/1

Basic Information

PH0014 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Mandatory Modules in Bachelor Programme Physics (5th Semester, Specialization KTA)

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
270 h 90 h 9 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH0014 in the version of WS 2010/1 was Peter Fierlinger.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Experimentelle Grundlagen

  • Prinzipien der Teilchenbeschleuniger
  • Nachweismethoden in der Kern- und Teilchenphysik

Theoretische Konzepte

  • Symmetrien
  • Streuung und Wirkungsquerschnitte
  • Klein-Gordon- und Dirac-Gleichung
  • Grundlagen der Quantenelektrodynamik

Elektromagnetische Wechselwirkungen

  • Elektronstreuung und Formfaktoren
  • Tiefinelastische Streuung und Strukturfunktionen
  • Das Partonmodell

Die starke Wechselwirkung

  • Grundzüge der Gruppentheorie
  • Grundlagen der Quantenchromodynamik
  • Aufbau und Eigenschaften der Hadronen
  • Quarks und Gluonen in Hochenergiereaktionen
  • Experimentelle Tests der QCD
  • Grundzüge effektiver Feldtheorien

Die Schwache Wechselwirkung

  • Schwache Zerfälle und Paritätsverletzung
  • V-A Theorie
  • Experimenteller Nachweis von W- und Z-Bosonen
  • Neutrinostreuung
  • Standardmodell und Higgs-Mechanismus
  • Ideen für Physik jenseits des Standardmodells

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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The learning outcome is tested in a written exam. Participation in tutorials is strongly recommended.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Exam to Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics 1
Tue, 2024-02-27, 13:30 till 15:00 2502
till 2024-01-15 (cancelation of registration till 2024-02-20)
Tue, 2024-04-09, 13:30 till 15:00 27402
till 2024-03-25 (cancelation of registration till 2024-04-02)
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