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

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


402-0266-00 VEinführung in die Kern- und Teilchenphysik
Die Vorlesung findet Di und Mi (bis Ostern) online statt.
3 hrs
Tue10-11HPV G 5 »
Tue/110-11ON LI NE »
Wed10-12HPH G 2 »
K. S. Kirch
402-0266-00 UEinführung in die Kern- und Teilchenphysik (Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics)
Wed 8-10 or Wed 12-14 or Wed 14-16
2 hrs
Wed08-10HIT F 31.1 »
08-10HPL D 34 »
12-14HIL D 60.1 »
12-14HPL D 34 »
14-16HIT K 51 »
14-16HPL D 34 »
K. S. Kirch

Catalogue data

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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Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits10 credits
ExaminersK. S. Kirch
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 180 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationHilfsmittel: 10 A4-Seiten Zusammenfassung
(5 doppelseitige Blätter, handgeschrieben oder gedruckt mit Schriftgrösse mindestens 11pt); mathematische Formelsammlung; Taschenrechner (darf programmierbar sein); Wörterbuch Deutsch-Englisch.
Die Prüfungsfragen sind auf Englisch formuliert und dürfen auf Englisch oder auf Deutsch beantwortet werden.
Written aids10 A4 pages summary (5 double-sided, handwritten or computer print-out with minimal size 11 pt); mathematics formulary (it may be programmable); pocket calculator; German-English dictionary.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

Moodle courseMoodle-Kurs / Moodle course
Only public learning materials are listed.


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Offered in

Physics BachelorCore Courses in Experimental PhysicsWInformation
Physics Teaching DiplomaSpec. Courses in Resp. Subj. w/ Educ. Focus & Further Subj. DidacticsWInformation