Particle Physics for Astrophysicists
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.
PH2146 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered irregular.
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||40 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2146 is Stephan Paul.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Overview on the basic concepts of particle and nuclear physics
Scattering and cross sections
Quarks and Gluons
Weak interaction and symmetry violations (selected topics)
Higgs mechanism and Higgs search
Beyond standard model
How stars burn
Basics of nuclear physics
Quark Gluon Plasma
Mini black Holes
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Teilchenphysik für Astrophysiker||Paul, S.||
Learning and Teaching Methods
Lecture and Discussions
Teaching at balckboard and via powerpoint presentaion. Intermittent discussions of physics content.
B. Povh and K :rith: Particles and Nuclei
F. Halzen and A.D. Martin: quarks and Leptons
D. Perkins. INtroduction into Particle Astrophysics
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.