142.094 Astro-Particle Physics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2015W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

Introduction into a new, fascinating field of physics: physics from and with cosmic particle accelerators

Subject of course

Signals from outer space: discovery; the birth of high-energy physics; composition and spectra of cosmic radiation; overlap with conventional astronomy; primary and secondary cosmic rays; charged particles; photons; neutrinos; gravitational waves; hypothetical particles ("dark matter"); measurement methods of astro-particle physics: Installations on the surface of the earth, on balloons and in outer space; the earth's atmosphere serving as detector for particles; neutrino detectors in the MeV to EeV range; detectors for "dark matter"; large terrestrial installations (in the 10000 square-kilometer range on the earth's surface, as well as installations under water and in the ice of Antarctica); radio emission of highest-energy particles; installations on satellites and in space stations Physics aims of astro-particle physics: Tests of the Standard Model beyond energies that can be reached by accelerators; neutrino oscillations, measurements of properties and mass of neutrinos; search for particles which have not been discovered so far ("dark matter", supersymmetry etc.); CP-violation and antimatter; cosmology, relics of the Big Bang, the origin of the world

Additional information

Target group and conditions of participation: Physicists, astronomers, astro-physicists and colleagues from other disciplines who are interested in astro-particle physics; basic knowledge in particle physics is useful but not required

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu14:00 - 16:3008.10.2015 Seminar room 1, ground floor, Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 WienPreliminary discussion and 1st course
Tue14:00 - 16:3013.10.2015 Seminar room 1, ground floor, Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Wien2nd course
Tue14:00 - 16:3020.10.2015 Seminar room 1, ground floor, Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Wien3rd course (W. Waltenberger)
Thu14:00 - 16:3029.10.2015 Seminar room 1, ground floor, Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Wien4th course (W. Waltenberger)
Mon13:00 - 15:3030.11.2015 Seminar room 1, ground floor, Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Wien5th course
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

oral

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Literature

Lecture notes for this course are available online.

Previous knowledge

Target group and conditions of participation: Physicists, astronomers, astro-physicists and colleagues from other disciplines who are interested in astro-particle physics; basic knowledge in particle physics is useful but not required

Miscellaneous

Language

English