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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:
Winter term 2019/20:
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.
* Master of Physics modules 731, 732, 941, PHY941 * * Master of Astrophysics module PHY-941 *
Winter term 2019/20:
Introduction to the Astronomy:
* Bachelor of Physics, modules PHY131c, 131c * * Master Teaching Physics, module PHYAM02.02 *
This lecture gives a basic introduction to the research topics of Astronomy, including the diverse links with other branches os science. We look at the different states of matter in the cosmos and their spatial arrangement, from our solar system to the stars of our Milky Way to distant galaxies and the large-scale structure of the universe. We will provide brief insights into some current topics of astronomical research, such as the search for exosolar planets or the exploration of black holes. The question of how astronomical knowledge is gained is also an important topic; we treat methods and instruments of astronomical observations. Finally we will also deal with the importance of astronomy for the scientific worldview; this includes some scientific-historical considerations. The lecture will accompanied by weekly exercises.
* Master of Science Physics, modules 731, 732, PHY731a * * 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 constituents. Over the past decades the standard modelof particle physics has evolved from their findings, 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 particles and their interactions. Finally, an outlook to phenomena and theory beyond the standard model of particle physics will be given.