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.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to have an understanding of the physics of particles from the cosmos, the history and evolution of the universe and new phenomena like gravitational waves.

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 universe.

Teaching methods

The courses are given weekly via Zoom.

Mode of examination

Oral

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
Tue10:00 - 11:3006.10.2020 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352 https://cern.zoom.us/j/4940503352?pwd=TzNHcmUzM0Vvb2FsVFMyRG93ZDY2dz09 (LIVE)course 1
Tue10:00 - 11:3013.10.2020 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352 (LIVE)course 2
Thu14:00 - 15:3022.10.2020 - 28.01.2021 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352 (LIVE)course
Astro-Particle Physics - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue06.10.202010:00 - 11:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352 https://cern.zoom.us/j/4940503352?pwd=TzNHcmUzM0Vvb2FsVFMyRG93ZDY2dz09course 1
Tue13.10.202010:00 - 11:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352course 2
Thu22.10.202014:00 - 15:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352course
Thu29.10.202014:00 - 15:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352course
Thu05.11.202014:00 - 15:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352course
Thu12.11.202014:00 - 15:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352course
Thu19.11.202014:00 - 15:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352course
Thu26.11.202014:00 - 15:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352course
Thu03.12.202014:00 - 15:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352course
Thu10.12.202014:00 - 15:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352course
Thu17.12.202014:00 - 15:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352course
Thu07.01.202114:00 - 15:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352course
Thu14.01.202114:00 - 15:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352course
Thu21.01.202114:00 - 15:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352course
Thu28.01.202114:00 - 15:30 Zoom only: Meeting ID: 494 050 3352course

Examination modalities

Oral exam.

For information on dates please check (and ask questions on) this Telegram group:

https://t.me/joinchat/AH8nzR0DG3zFzseSMFw7AQ

or email me.

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