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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 2015/6

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 2015/6 was Bela Majorovits.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions



Die Vorlesung beschäftigt sich mit den Zusammenhängen zwischen Komsologie und Teilchenphysik. Es wird zunächst eine Einführung in die Kosmologie und das Standardmodell der Teilchenphysik gegeben. Es werden dann die wichtigsten beobachtbaren Eigenschaften unseres Universum eingeführt und deren Zusammenhänge mit der Teilchenphysik erläutert: Die kosmische Hintergrundstrahlung, primordiale Nukleosynthese und grossräumige Strukturen. Anhand der zugänglichen Beobachtungen wird das Problem der dunklen Materie erörtert. Es werden mögliche Kandidaten und Experimente zu ihrem Nachweis besprochen.


I.     Einführung in die Kosmologie

  1. Historisches
  2. Fundamentale Beobachtungen
  3. Einsteinsche Feldgleichungen
  4. Die Robertson-Walker-Metrik
  5. Kosmologische Modelle
  6. Expansion des Universum

    II.     Einführung in das Standardmodell der Teilchenphysik

  1. Die Teilchen
  2. Die Wechselwirkungen
  3. Erhaltungssätze
  4. Grenzen des Standardmodells der Teilchenphysik

  III.     Kosmologische Beobachtungen

  1. Probleme mit dem kosmologischen Standardmodell
  2. Die Kosmische Hintergrundstrahlung
  3. Primordiale Nukleosynthese
  4. Die Kosmologische Konstante
  5. Strukturentstehung

  IV.     Dunkle Materie

  1. Evidenz
  2. Kandidaten
  3. Experimente

    V.     Neutrinophysik

  1. Neutrinoeigenschaften
  2. Neutrinoquellen
  3. Neutrinoastronomie
  4. Neutrinomassen
  5. Neutrinoloser Doppelbetazerfall


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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Bergstrom, Goobar: Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics

Klapdor, Zuber: Teilchenastrophysik,

Martin, Shaw: Particle Physics

Schneider: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

Aktuelle Veröffentlichungen und Reports zum Thema

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, 2024-02-05 till 23:55 Dummy-Termin. Wenden Sie sich zur individuellen Terminvereinbarung an die/den Prüfer(in). Anmeldung für Prüfungstermin vor 23.03.2024. // Dummy date. Contact examiner for individual appointment. Registration for exam date before 2024-Mar-23. till 2024-01-15 (cancelation of registration till 2024-02-04)
Mon, 2024-03-25 till 23:55 Dummy-Termin. Wenden Sie sich zur individuellen Terminvereinbarung an die/den Prüfer(in). Anmeldung für Prüfungstermin zwischen 25.03.2024 und 20.04.2024. // Dummy date. Contact examiner for individual appointment. Registration for exam date between 2024-Mar-25 and 2024-Apr-20. till 2024-03-24
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