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Methods and Detectors in Astro-Particle Physics

Module PH1308

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 SS 2017 (current)

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
SS 2017WS 2016/7WS 2010/1

Basic Information

PH1308 is a semester module in German or English 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 nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
  • Catalogue of student seminars for Applied and Engineering Physics

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 30 h 4 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH1308 is Lothar Oberauer.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Seminar talks by students on current topics of detection in the astro-particle physics.

In the summer semester 2016:

Gravitational waves, P. Strobl, 23.5.

Cosmic micro-wave background and the Planck mission, M.R. Stock, 13.6.

Next generation neutrino detector JUNO, S. Sebold, 20.6.

Direct dark matter search with CRESST, M. Schwarz, 27.6.

Indirect dark matter search, T. Ortmann, 4.7.

Solar neutrinos, P. Landgraf, 11.7.

Supernova physics, A. Mate 11.7.

Super-massive black holes, K. Mehrgan, 13. oder 14.7.

Atmospheric neutrino oscillations, K. Urban, 13. oder 14.7.

In 2017:

Gravitational waves, A. Kinast, 12.6.

Detection of Supernova-Neutrinos, J. Schmidt-Dencker, 19.6.

Search for Exo-Planets, M. Walter, 26.6.

Detection of coherent neutrino nucleus scattering, P. Krause, 3.7.

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 detectors, detection technics, and analysis methods in astro-particle physics.



Basic knowledge of nuclear-, particle-, and astro-physics (KTA)

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Preparation and presentation of a scientific talk, beamer presentation, board work, advisor discussion, literature studies.

Literature will be made available.


Power-point presentations. Presentation materials will be provided as well as complementary 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.

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