Nuclei in the Cosmos

Module PH1306

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.

Basic Information

PH1306 is a semester module in English or German language at Master’s level which is offered every semester.

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

  • Catalogue of student seminars for the Bachelor's programme Physics
  • Catalogue of student seminars for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics

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

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
120 h 40 h 4 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH1306 is Shawn Bishop.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

This student seminar covers topics of nuclear physics as well as theoretical and observational astrophysics. It addresses the roles and methods of particle accelerators, (a) for nuclear physics measurements as relevant in astrophysical problems, and (b) how cosmic particle accelerators produce nuclear-physics phenomena in astronomy. This relates to one of the research areas of the Cluster of Excellence "Origin and Structure of the Universe"

Learning Outcome

After successful participation in the module the student can
use the basic methods of literature retrieval, condense their knowlegde from scientific papers into a presentation and obtain presentation skills.
They have learned about particle accelerators for nuclear physics measurement as relevant in astrophysical problems, as well as how cosmic particle accelerators produce nuclear-physics phenomena in astronomy

Preconditions

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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

The learning outcomes of this module will be developed through the literature search, the study of literature, the preparation of the presentation, the discussion with the teacher, the talk itself and answering questions about it.

Media

Presentation materials, complementary literature

Literature

Specialized literature to the individual topics of the seminar talks will be provided;

own literature search.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In the course of the seminar each student individually prepares a talk on a topic of current research. Based on this talk the learning outcome is tested.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?

Biophysics

Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.