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Particle Physics without Accelerators

Module PH1378

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 2011/2

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 2011/2

Basic Information

PH1378 is a semester module in German or English 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.

  • 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 PH1378 in the version of WS 2011/2 was the Dean of Studies at Physics Department.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Experiments and methods are discussed, which allow to obtain information about fundamental properties of elementary particles without earthbound accelerators. It covers topics that illustrate how particle physics and cosmology are related to each other.

The seminar will cover both experimental aspects (experiments and observations about neutrino properties, dark matter and proton decay) and phenomenological thoughts from the areas Particle Physics and Cosmology (BAU, CMB, structure development. Cosmological constant). The aim of the course is to sharpen an understanding of relationships between different areas of physics (in particular between particle physics and cosmology) . 

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 the relationships between different areas of physics, in particular between particle physics and cosmology.


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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

PS 2 Particle Physics without Accelerators Majorovits, B. Thu, 14:00–16:00, PH 2271

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.

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.

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