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Astro Particle Physics 1

Module PH2073

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 2016/7WS 2015/6WS 2010/1

Basic Information

PH2073 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

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

  • Specific catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
  • Complementary catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics
  • Complementary catalogue of special courses for Biophysics
  • Complementary catalogue of special courses 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)
150 h 75 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2073 in the version of WS 2010/1 was Lothar Oberauer.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


0.1. Was ist Astroteilchenphysik?
0.2. Einheiten, Längen, Größenordnungen
1. Grundlagen der Kosmologie
1.1. Robertson-Walker-Metrik
1.2. Expansion des Universums
1.2.1. Hubble-Gesetz
1.2.2. Lösung für R(t) in einem materiedominierten Universum
1.2.3. Friedmann-Gleichungen
1.2.4. Weitere, wichtige Lösungsbeispiele
1.3. Zustandsgleichungen: Druck-Dichte
1.4. Lichtausbreitung und Rotverschiebung
1.5. Alter des Universums
1.6. Bedeutung der kosmologischen Konstante
2. Die Entstehung der Elemente
2.1. Thermodynamische Betrachtung des frühen Universums
2.2. Vorgänge im frühen Universum
2.3. Die Bildung der leichten Elemente (Primordiale Nukleosynthese)
2.3.1. Ausfrieren der Neutronen
2.3.2. Synthese der leichten Elemente
2.3.3. Wovon hängt die 4He-Häufigkeit ab?
2.4. Stellare Elementsynthese – Entstehung solarer Neutrinos
2.5. Die Entstehung schwerer Elemente in Supernovae
3. Neutrinonachweis und Neutrinoeigenschaften
3.1. Beobachtung solarer Neutrinos
3.1.1. Radiochemische Experimente
3.1.2. Wasser-Cherenkov-Detektoren
3.1.3. Borexino (ultrareiner Flüssigszintillator)
3.2. Neutrino-Oszillationen im Vakuum
3.2.1. Zwei-Flavour-Oszillationen
3.2.2. Drei-Flavour-Oszillationen
3.3. Neutrino-Oszillationen in Materie konstanter Dichte
3.4. Neutrino-Flavourübergang in Materie variabler Dichte (MSW-Effekt)
3.5. Bestimmung der Parameter … aus den solaren Neutrinoexperimenten
3.6. Experimente mit Reaktorneutrinos
3.6.1. Empfindlichkeit von Oszillationsexperimenten
3.6.2. Reaktor-Antineutrinos und deren Nachweis
3.6.3. Ergebnisse
3.7 Experimente zur Bestimmung der Neutrinomasse
3.8 Der neutrinolose Doppelbetazerfall
3.9 Kosmologische Neutrinos und Strukturbildung

Learning Outcome

After successful completion of this module, the student is able to


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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

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L. Bergström, A. Goobar: Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (Springer)
C. Grupen: Astroteilchenphysik (Vieweg)
H. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, K. Zuber: Teilchenastrophysik (Teubner Studienbücher), 1997
D. Perkins: Particle Astrophysics (Oxford University Press)

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.

Remarks on associated module exams

The exam for this module can be taken together with the exam to the associated follow-up module PH2074: Astro Particle Physics 2 / Astroteilchenphysik 2 after the follwoing semester. In this case you need to register for both exams in the following semester.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following 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 Astro Particle Physics 1
Mon, 2023-02-06 Dummy-Termin. Wenden Sie sich zur individuellen Terminvereinbarung an die/den Prüfer(in). Anmeldung für Prüfungstermin vor Sa, 25.03.2023. // Dummy date. Contact examiner for individual appointment. Registration for exam date before Sat, 2023-03-25. till 2023-01-15 (cancelation of registration till 2023-02-05)
Tue, 2023-03-28 Dummy-Termin. Wenden Sie sich zur individuellen Terminvereinbarung an die/den Prüfer(in). Anmeldung für Prüfungstermin vor Sa, 22.04.2023. // Dummy date. Contact examiner for individual appointment. Registration for exam date before Sat, 2023-04-22. till 2023-03-27
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