Computerbased Data Analysis of Hadron Reactions at High Energy

Module PH2152

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

PH2152 is a semester module in German or 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 workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 75 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2152 is the Dean of Studies at Physics Department.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The lecture covers the analysis tools required for analysing high-energetic hadron reactions, featuring special techniques of partial-wave analysis and further principles of particle physics. The focus is on hadron reactions of low to medium momentum transfer, where electromagnetic and diffractive strong interaction is present. The tools are explained along simple, self-generated simulated data, and employed to real-physics experimental data.

Learning Outcome

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

- understand the results of a partial-wave analyse of 3 or more-body decays of hadron resonances, and evaluate them especially regarding the appearance of overlapping resonances and interference effects.

- characterize the applied formalism for strong an electromagnetic interaction.

- rephrase the key steps of the respective data analysis.


No specific further requierements, programming experience of advantage

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 4 Computergestützte Datenanalyse von hochenergetischen Hadronreaktionen Friedrich, J. einzelne oder verschobene Termine
sowie Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

Smartboard, programming employing


Smartbroad, pdf files


Martin Perl, High Energy Hadron Reactions

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 90 minutes.

Exam Repetition

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

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