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Introduction to Astro-Particle Physics

Course
2012-2013

Description

This introduction to Astro-Particle Physics will cover specific parts of astrophysics and cosmology where particle physics plays a crucial role.
The status and perspectives of observations of cosmic messengers, including cosmic rays, high-energy gamma rays and neutrinos will be presented.
The theory will be explained in a practical way, high-lighting the interplay between interactions of sub-atomic particles and macroscopic phenomena, such as the Big Bang and Supernovae.

Programme form

Lectures

Literature

Cosmology and particle astrophysics, L. Bergstrom and A. Goobar, 2nd edition, ISBN: 9783540329244

Schedule

Physics Schedule

Form of examination

  • Homework: approx. 20% (study of articles, scientific proposals, written reports and/or oral presentations)

  • Written or oral exam: approx. 80% ( 4 – 5 exercises)

Prerequisites

More information

Lecturer: Prof.dr. M. de Jong (Maarten)

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