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Phys-601 — Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics
(dt. Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik)

Level, degree of commitment Advanced module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS), Lern- and Leistungskontrollen gemäß Lehrveranstaltungskommentar,
270 hours (Besuch der lecture (60 h), Besuch der recitation class (30 h), Nachbereitung der lecture, Literaturstudium (90h), recitation classszettel and Hausaufgaben (60 h), Klausurvorbereitung and Klausur (30 h))
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement(s): Written or oral examination.
Examination type: The admission to the module examination can be made dependent on the successful completion of the learning and performance tests.
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Physik.
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline k.A.


Size, binding energy, spin, magnetic and electric moments of atomic nuclei, nuclear forces, strong and weak interactions, radioactive decay, nuclear models. Many-particle hadron interaction. Applications of nuclear physical phenomena in nuclear medicine, for age determination and for power engineering, nuclear spin resonance/spectroscopy/tomography, Mössbauer spectroscopy. Biological effectiveness of high-energy radiation and radiation risk. Measurement techniques, accelerators and detectors of particle physics. Generation and measurement of properties of hadrons and leptons. Ordering principles of elementary particles, quantum numbers, symmetries, quark model. Fundamentals of astrophysical measurement techniques, energy production of the sun, stellar evolution, formation of elements, structure of the universe, cosmology.

Qualification Goals

Students deepen their specialized knowledge of the subatomic structure of matter. They learn both the essential experimental techniques of nuclear and particle physics, as well as important areas of application of nuclear physics methods. With the astrophysical contents of the module, in addition to basic knowledge of the structure of the universe, in particular the consequences for the origin and development of the cosmos resulting from particle physics are to be conveyed.




Module imported from B.Sc. Physik.

When studying M.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Physics.

Die Wahlmöglichkeit des Moduls ist durch seine Klassifikation als Experimentalmodul aus dem Master Physik (EM) beschränkt.

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  • Winter 2020/21 (no corresponding element)
  • Summer 2021 (no corresponding element)
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  • Winter 2023/24 (no corresponding element)

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