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Experimental Astroparticle Physics — Teaching

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If you are interested in doing your Bachelor, Master, or Ph.D. thesis with us, get in contact with Dr. Kathrin Egberts or drop by in our offices 2.131 and 2.134 in building 28. Research areas for theses are:

  • The population of Galactic gamma-ray sources, details of the population modelling, the role of source confusion
  • Correlations on the multi-messenger night sky
  • Deep learning methods in gamma-ray astronomy
  • Talk with us about your own ideas!


open position at Potsdam University:PostDoc in Experimental Astroparticle Physics

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Photo: DESY/Torsten Saffier

Research for Master students (by arrangement)

  • Introductory Project Astrophysics: The students select an upper-level seminar and an introducy project in the same topic area. The topic of the introducy project generally corresponds to their specialization are for their Masters thesis.                       * Master of Science Astrophysics, module PHY-941 *                                                                     * Master of Science Physics, modules 941, PHY-941 *
  • Research training Astrophysics: The students carry out a supervised independent study and a guided lab in the field of the Masters thesis. The supervision and guidance are provided in regular consultations with the supervisor(s).                            >  Friday  12:00 - 14:00 / Golm, Bldg. 28, Room                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 * Master of Science Astrophysics, module PHY-942 *                                                                   * Master of Science Physics, modules 942, PHY942 *


Photo: DESY/Torsten Saffier
Photo: DESY/Torsten Saffier


Winter term 2023/24:

Experimental Astroparticle Physics:  Research seminar - Members of the experimental astroparticle physics group, including PhD and Master students as well as guests, present and critically discuss their current science work. The level of presentation shall be comprehensible for advanced students of the field. 

  • S / Friday 14:15 - 15:45 / Golm, bldg. 28, room 

* Master of Physics modules 731, 732, 941, PHY941 *                                                                         * Master of Astrophysics module PHY-941 *

Photo: DESY/Torsten Saffier
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Winter term 2023/24: 

Particle Physics:

* Master of Science Physics, modules 731, 732 *                                                                                   * Master of Science Astrophysics, module PHY-735 *

Huge facilities, like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, aim at revealing the innermost structures of matter and the fundamental forces acting on these elementary constitu- ents. Over the past decades the standard model of particle physics has evolved from their ndings, and its last piece, the Higgs particle, was discovered only recently. This lecture will provide an introduction to particle physics and its standard model and discuss some of the experimental methods used to detect and study elementary par- ticles and their interactions. Finally, an outlook to phenomena and theory beyond the standard model of particle physics will be given. 

  • L / Monday 10:15 - 11:45 / Golm, bldg. 5, room
  • E / Monday 12:15 - 13:45 / Golm, bldg. 5, room  // biweekly                                              



Previous terms:   

  • Summer term 2023: Astroparticle Physics                                                                                                                                                                                                              Experimental Physics IV -> Atoms-Nuclei- Elementary particles
  • Winter term 2022/23: Particle Physics
  • Summer term 2022: Astroparticle Physics                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Experimental Physics -> Atoms-Nuclei- Elementary particles
  • Winter term 2021/22: Particle Physics
  • Summer term 2021: Astroparticle Physics                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Experimental Physics -> Atoms-Nuclei- Elementary particles
  • Winter term 2020/21: Particle Physics
  • Summer term 2019: Astroparticle Physics                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Experimental Physics -> Atoms-Nuclei-Elemetary particles
  • Winter term 2018/19: Particle Physics
  • Summer term 2018: Astroparticle Physics                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Experimental Physics -> Atoms-Nuclei-Elementary particles
  • Winter term 2017/18: Particle Physics
  • Summer term 2017: Astroparticle Physics
  • Winter term 2016/17: Particle Physics
  • Summer term 2016: Experimentelle Astroteilchenphysik
  • Summer term 2015: Gammaastronomie
  • Winter term 2014/15: Astroteilchenphysik
  • Summer term 2014: Particle Detectors
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