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.

2017W, 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

Introduction to the standard model of particle physics; 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
Thu10:00 - 15:3019.10.2017 Seminar room 1, Wohllebengasse 12-14Lecture
Tue14:00 - 16:3014.11.2017 Seminar room 1, Wohllebengasse 12-14Lecture
Fri14:00 - 16:3024.11.2017 Seminar room 1, Wohllebengasse 12-14Lecture
Tue14:00 - 16:3005.12.2017 Seminar room 1, Wohllebengasse 12-14Lecture
Mon14:00 - 16:3011.12.2017 Seminar room 1, Wohllebengasse 12-14Lecture
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