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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:

  • Galactic sources and diffuse emission in the Milky Way
  • Development of advanced analysis techniques
  • Talk with us about your own ideas!
Photo: Karla Fritze
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Research for Master students (by arrangement)

  • Introductory Project of Astroparticle Physics: Introduction to the methods of Astroparticle Physics,  in conjunction with a seminar presentation in one of the offered advanced seminars       

* Master of Science Physics, module 941*                                                                                                    * Master of Science Astrophysics, module PHY-941 *

  • Research training of Astroparticle Physics: Introduction to a research project in the field of Astroparticle Physics, as preparation for a master thesis  

* Master of Science Physics, module 942 *                                                                                                   * Master of Science Astrophysics, module PHY-942 *

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


Summer term 2018:

Experimental Astroparticle Physics:  Research seminar - Master students, Doctoral students and PostDocs present and critically discuss their own and external work and recent research in experimental astroparticle physics. 

  • Friday, 14:00 - 15:30,  at DESY Zeuthen

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

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Summer term 2018: 

Astroparticle Physics: This course gives an introduction into astroparticle physics. It covers the physics of cosmic rays, their production, propagation, and interactions, and discusses their potential sources like supernova remnants and active galactic nuclei as well as secondary messengers like gamma-rays. It combines in a 6-CP unit a coverage of the theoretical perspective with an introduction into experimental methods, and it comprises lectures, exercises in class, and a short seminar presentation of each student on a subject to be chosen at the beginning of the term.

* Master of Science Physics, modules 731, 732 *                                                                                      * Master of Science Astrophysics, module PHY-765 * 

  • L / Monday 10:15-11:45 / Golm, building 28, room
  • S / Tuesday 12:15-13:45 / Golm, building 28, room


Experimental Physics -> Atoms-Nuclei-Elementary particles:

Physics of atoms: quantum numbers, optical transitions (also fine structure, Zeemann), X-rays, influence of atomic nuclei, forces between atoms, quantum matter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nuclear physics: structure of nuclei, stability criteria, radioactivity                                                                                                                                                          Elementary particles: classification of elementary particles, internal structure of nucleons, symmetries, invariances and conservation laws

* Bachelor of Physics, modules 401, PHY-301 *                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * Bachelor lectureship of Physics, modules PHY-401 LAS, A401 *

  • Tuesday 14:15 - 15:45 / Golm, building 27, room
  • Wednesday 10:15 - 11:45 / Golm, building 27, room


Previous terms:   

  • 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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