Astro Particle Physics 2
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.
|available module versions|
|SS 2017||SS 2016||SS 2011|
PH2074 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- General catalogue of special courses
- Specific catalogue of special courses 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 workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||75 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2074 is Susanne Mertens.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
I. The search for Dark Matter
- Axion search experiments
- Direct- and indirect detection of WIMPs
- Experiments for drect search of WIMPs
- Experiments for indirect search of WIMPs
- Experimental Discoveries
- Most important neutrino properties
- Neutrino sources
- Experiments to study neutrino properties
- Neutrinos in astrophysics und cosmology
III. Cosmic Radiation
- Primary cosmic rays
- Experiments for detection of cosmic rays
- Gamma –Astronomy
- Ultra high energetic (UHE) - cosmic ray particles
IV. Gravitational waves
The student will understand the intimate connection between particle physics and cosmology.
Basic concepts of experimantal approaches to rare event searches will be worked out.
Nuclear- and particle physics
Astroparticlephysics I is helpful
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VU||4||Astro-Particle Physics 2||Mertens, S.|
Learning and Teaching Methods
It is recommended to repeat the lecture material after the lecture
Particiapation in excercises is recommended in order to strengthen understanding of details.
Some diagrams and pictures willl be projecetd.
It is planned that lecture notes will be available
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)
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.
There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester.