Theoretical Astroparticle Physics — Teaching

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Lectures

Summer term 2020:

Astroparticle Physics:   

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

In the last 150 years, thanks to the rapid development of new detection methods as well as swift progress in theoretical physics, our understanding of the Universe has changed dramatically. In this lecture we discuss the topics at the forefront of modern astroparticle physics: a discipline joining the microscopic world of particle physics with the macroscopic astrophysical sources. What causes the most powerful explosions observed in our Universe? Can they be the sources of the highest energy cosmic particles arriving from space? How do matter and radiation behave in the extreme conditions needed for their production? This lecture will give you state-of-the-art answers to these questions. You will learn about the different cosmic messengers: photons, cosmic rays, neutrinos, gravitational waves and how we detect them. You will discover the processes responsible for their production in cosmic sources and the theories we employ to explain them.

* prerequisites recommended:      Introduction to Astronomy, basic introduction to particle physics

* verification:      Regular submission/discussion of worksheets during tutorial sessions and a seminar presentation at the end of the course                         (15min, for proposed topics see the course web page in moodle)

  • L / Monday  12:15 - 13:45 / Golm, building 28, room 2.28.2.011  --- K. Satalecka, D. Meyer
  • S / Tuesday 12:15 - 13:45 / Golm, building 28, room 2.28.2.011  --- K. Satalecka, D. Meyer

>>> Start Online :  20.04.2020

Please join us for a kick-off meeting on zoom ( zoom.us ) on April 20th at 12:00 > Meeting ID 101-244-070, password 042020. Lectures will be given as online material in Moodle > course ID 22995  /  registration code pfa2020. Tutorial sessions will be live on zoom (Meeting ID + password will be given in moodle after you register).

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Seminars

Summer term 2020:

Recent results in theoretical Astroparticle Physics:   This seminar leads to the current frontier of research in theoretical astroparticle physics, represented by presentations on selected recent results.                                                  

  • S / Monday  14:15 - 15:45 / Golm, building 28, room 2.28.2.080

>>> Start Online:  20.04.2020

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

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Research projects for Master students (by arrangement)  

  • Introductory project Astrophysics:  The students select an upper-level seminar and an introductory project in the same topic area. The topic of the introductory project generally corresponds to their specialization area for their Masters thesis.                                                                                                                                                                            * Master of Science Physics, modules 941, PHY941 *                                                                      * Master of Science Astrophysics, module PHY-941 *
  • Research training Astrophysics:  The students carry out a supervised independent study and a guided lab in the field of the Master´s thesis. The supervision and guidance are provided in regular consultations with the supervisor(s).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * Master of Science Physics, modules 942, PHY942 *                                                                    * Master of Science Astrophysics, module PHY-942 *
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Photo: Karla Fritze

Theses

We offer topics for Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. theses in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics.

Please contact Martin Pohl at office 2.114, house 28, Potsdam-Golm .

 

Open Position at DESY:   -

Open Position at Potsdam University:  -

 

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