Fundamental Physics with Neutrons

Module PH2212

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

PH2212 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 PH2212 is Peter Fierlinger.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Neutrons are powerful tools that can be used to search for new physics beyond the Standard Model, including to probe energy regimes inaccessible to accelerator-based experiments.  In this informal lecture series, we will give an overview of the fundamental questions that may be investigated with these particles and discuss the state-of-the-art techniques employed in this field of research.  The series will follow a new format, with both normal lectures as well as complementary seminar-style discussion of relevant research papers.  Active student participation is welcomed and encouraged in both components.

Learning Outcome

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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Grundlagenphysik mit Neutronen Fierlinger, P.
Mitwirkende: Bales, M.Marino, M.Petzoldt, G.
Mittwoch, 14:00–16:00

Learning and Teaching Methods

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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In a written exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as an oral exam. In this case the time duration is 25 minutes.

Exam Repetition

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

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