Particle Physics with Neutrons
Module version of SS 2020 (current)
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|
|SS 2020||SS 2019|
PH2285 is a semester module in German or 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||60 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2285 is Peter Fierlinger.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
This lecture provides an Overview of precision measurements, which probe the limits of the laws of nature complementary to high-energy accelerators and search for new physics beyond the standard model.
- Precision measurement of the decay of neutron and muon
- Search for electric dipole moments of fundamental quantum systems
- Tests of Lorentz Invariance
- Conservation of CPT symmetries
- Ultra-light axion-like particles
- Structure of the proton and neutron, charge radius
- Ramsey Method
- Spin clocks
- Anti hydrogen spectroscopy
- Novel magnetometry concepts
- Insights in systematic effects and limitations at high precision
After successful completion of the module the students are able to:
- Discuss an Overview of the field of precision measurements
- Explain the larger context of precision experiments within the standard model of particle physics
- Describe experimental methods in this field of research
- Explain and estimate limitations of the methods
No preconditions in addition to the requirements for the Master’s program in Physics.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Particle Physics with Neutrons||Fierlinger, P.||
|UE||2||Exercise to Particle Physics with Neutrons||
Responsible/Coordination: Fierlinger, P.
Learning and Teaching Methods
In the thematically structured lecture the learning content is presented. With cross references between different topics the universal concepts in physics are shown. In scientific discussions the students are involved to stimulate their analytic-physics intellectual power.
In the exercise the learning content is deepened and exercised using problem examples and calculations. Thus the students are able to explain and apply the learned physics knowledge independently.
J. Byrne, Neutron Physics