Nuclear Physics Methods in Interdisciplinary Research 2

Module PH2098

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.

Basic Information

PH2098 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 Applied and Engineering Physics
  • 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 workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 75 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2098 is Stefan Schönert.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Interaction of Radiation with Matter Detectors Accelerators Linear AcceleCosmic Radiation Stored Ions and Atoms Nuclear Astrophysics Medical Applications Radiation Biology; Dosimetry Environmental Applications Climate Neutrinos Dark Matter Archeological Applications Geophysical Applications rators Circular Accelerator Radioactivity Nuclear Reactors Fusion Reactors Nuclear Methods Mass Spectrometry Ion Beam Methods Hyperfine Interactions

Learning Outcome

After passing this module students know the problems in different fields of science and how they are attacked with up-to-date Nuclear Physics methods. The students will understand the present day research and modern applications in such diverse fields as elementary particle physics, archeology and medicine.


No preconditions in addition to the requirements for the Master’s program in Physics.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

lecture, beamer presentation, board work, exercises in individual and group work


practise sheets


Eckehart Nolte: Skript in German Wilhelm T. Hering: Angewandte Kernphysik, Teubner 1999 J.S. Lilley: Nuclear Physics: Principles and Applications, Wiley 2001 Yu.M. Tsipenyuk: Nuclear Methods in Science and Technology, IOP 1997 G. Schatz, A. Weidinger: Nukleare Festkörperphysik,Teubner 1997 translated: Nuclear Condensed Matter Physics: Nuclear Methods and Applications, Wiley 1996

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.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.