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Astro-Particle Physics

Vak
2020-2021

Admission Requirements

Introductie Moderne Natuurkunde, Klassieke Mechanica a, Classical Electrodynamics and Quantum Mechanics 2.

Description

This course focusses on the interplay between particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. The list of topics includes

  • particle interactions,

  • fundamental forces,

  • Big Bang,

  • cosmic microwave background,

  • Solar neutrinos,

  • cosmic rays,

  • high-energy gamma rays, and

  • cosmic neutrinos.

Course objectives

After successfully completing this course you will appreciate the role of the different forces in the Universe, you will be able to understand some of the macroscopic phenomena in terms of microscopic particles and you will have an overview of the experimental status in this field.

Timetable

Schedule
For detailed information go to Timetable in Brightspace

Assessment method

There will be a written exam at the end of the lecture series with questions covering the research aspects of this lecture series. The book quoted below as well as the slides presented durting the lecture series can be used during the exam.

Brightspace

Registration for Brightspace proceeds via uSis by subscription for a study unit ("tentamen") with studieactiviteit

Reading list

COSMOLOGY AND PARTICLE ASTROPHYSICS
Second Edition
Lars Bergström and Ariel Goobar (downloadable for free)
Slides presented during the lecture series (available in Brightspace)

Contact

Contact details lecturer: [Prof.dr. Maarten de Jong]