402-0266-00L  Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersK. S. Kirch
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman (lecture), English (exercise)

AbstractIntroduction to the concepts of nuclear and particle physics.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the concepts of nuclear and particle physics.
Discussion of new theoretical concepts and important experiments, which
brought about major breakthroughs in our understanding of the underlying physics.
Applications of nuclear and particle physics.
Links between particle physics and cosmology.
Content- Building blocks of matter (quarks and leptons) and their interactions (QED, QCD, weak interaction)
- The Standard Model of particle physics und open fundamental questions
- Bound systems (nuclear forces, structure of nuclei, stability)
- Applications of nuclear and particle physics (nuclear fusion and fission)
- Nuclear physics, particle physics and cosmology
Lecture notesMore information and additional material concerning lecture and excersises are collected at Moodle, link to be published.
Literature- Povh et al.: Teilchen und Kerne, Springer Verlag 2014
- Henley, Garcia: Subatomic Physics, World Scientific 2010
- Griffith: Introduction to Elementary Particles, Wiley VCH 2011
- Demtroeder: Experimentalphysik IV: Kern- Teilchen- und Astrophysik, Springer Verlag, 2014, 2017

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