Hadron Physics at Accelerators, Symmetries and Neutron Stars 1
Module version of WS 2016/7
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2018/9||WS 2016/7|
PH2241 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
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||30 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2241 in the version of WS 2016/7 was Laura Fabbietti.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Strong Interaction in the non-perturbative regime ( Low Energy QCD)
Chiral Symmetry Breaking (CSB) and possible Restauration (CSR)
Hadron properties in the nuclear medium and link to CSR
Meson-Nucleon and Meson-Nucleus Interaction
Scattering experiments, pionic and kaonic atoms
Hadronic Resonances and Exotic bound state in low energy QCD
dense and strange matter
Link to dense and cold system as Neutron Stars
Modern experiments at different accelerator facilities to study low energy QCD processes involving hadrons and their interaction with nuclear matter under different temperature and density conditions will be presented. A complete overview of the observables and the techniques to extract the latter from experiments with accelerated beam up to few GeV will be provided.
The focus will be on Hadron properties within nuclear matter and in particular we will learn how this can be connected to a possible observation of chiral symmetry restauration. Another rather hot topic in our field is the tests with terrestrial experiments of diferent hypotheses for the content of neutron stars. The state of the art of this kind of research will be discussed as well.
KTA course I and II, Expert or Intro
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Hadron Physics at Accelerators, Symmetries and Neutron Stars 1||
Assistants: Kunz, T.
Thu, 10:30–12:00, PH 2024
Learning and Teaching Methods
The course will be based on scientific articles, mainly experimental works, that will be explained and discussed.
The articles treated during the course will be distributed during each lessons to the students.
Slides with all the exposed material will also be made available to the students.
Explenatory examples will be presented at the blackboard.
Book: The structure of the Nucleon
A. W. Thomas and W. Weise
Hadrons in strongly interacting matter
Stefan Leupold, Volker Metag, Ulrich Mosel (Giessen U.). Jul 2009. 80 pp.
Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys. E19 (2010) 147-224
Description of exams and course work
In a written exam of 60 minutes 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.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.