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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.

2018W, 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
Fri09:00 - 17:0012.10.2018 Inst. of High Energy Physics, Nikolsdoferg. 18, 1050 Vienna, 1st floor, "Library"Day 1
Sat09:00 - 17:0013.10.2018 Inst. of High Energy Physics, Nikolsdoferg. 18, 1050 Vienna, 1st floor, "Library"Day 2
Fri09:00 - 17:0014.12.2018 Inst. of High Energy Physics, Nikolsdoferg. 18, 1050 Vienna, 1st floor, "Library"Day 3
Sat09:00 - 17:0015.12.2018 Inst. of High Energy Physics, Nikolsdoferg. 18, 1050 Vienna, 1st floor, "Library"Day 4
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