Modern Detectors for Nuclear and Particle Physics

Module PH2193

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

PH2193 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 workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 40 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2193 is Stephan Paul.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In dem Modul werden Aufbau und Funktionsweise von modernen Teilchendetektoren, die z.B. bei großen Experimenten am CERN, aber auch an kleineren Beschleunigern und in der Astrophysik zur Anwendung kommen, besprochen. Dafür werden zunächst die Wechselwirkungsprozesse sowohl von geladenen als auch neutralen Teilchen mit Materie im Detail besprochen, da diese die Eigenschaften von Teilchendetektoren bestimmen. Darauf basierend werden Detektoren zur Orts-, Impuls-, Energiemessung sowie zur Teilchenidentifizierung vorgestellt. Die Verarbeitung elektronischer Signale und die Erfassung großer Datenmengen, wie sie in der Teilchenphysik anfallen, werden diskutiert.

Learning Outcome

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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Einführung in Moderne Detektoren der Kern- und Teilchenphysik Paul, S.
Mitwirkende: Haas, F.
Mittwoch, 14:00–16:00

Learning and Teaching Methods

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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.

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