Astrophysics of the Violent Universe
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 2018 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
|available module versions|
|SS 2018||WS 2010/1|
PH1374 is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’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
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|120 h||30 h||4 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH1374 is Jochen Greiner.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Seminar talks by students on observations of gamma-ray-bursts.
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 the observation of gamma-ray bursts with the GROND-Detector.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|PS||2||Astrophysics of the Violent Universe||Diehl, R. Greiner, J.|
|RE||2||Revision Course to Astrophysics of the Violent Universe||
Responsible/Coordination: Greiner, J.
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.
Presentation materials, complementary literature
Specialized literature to the individual topics of the seminar talks will be provided;
own literature search.
Description of exams and course work
In the course of the seminar each student individually prepares a talk of about 45 minutes on a topic of current research. Based on this talk the learning outcome is tested.
Aspects of evaluation are especially:
- Illustrative and clear presentation of a topical research field within a scientific talk
- Answering questions on the scientific content of the talk
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.