PHYS-400 / 4 credits

Teacher: Blanc Frédéric

Language: English


Summary

This course presents the physical principles and the recent research developments on three topics of particle and nuclear physics: the physics of neutrinos, dark matter, and plasmas of quarks and gluons. An emphasis is given on experimental aspects in these three fields.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Nuclear and particle physics I and II (PHYS-311, PHYS-312)

Recommended courses

Quantum physics I and II (PHYS-313, PHYS-314), Particle physics I (PHYS-415)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Interpret fundamental results in neutrino, dark matter, and quark and gluon plasma physics
  • Identify the physical observables in these three fields of research
  • Discuss the experimental principles in these fields
  • Assess / Evaluate the experimental methods and results presented in scientific publications
  • Estimate the experimental sensitivity of experiments

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercises in the classroom

Assessment methods

oral exam (100%)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Selected topics in nuclear and particle physics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Selected topics in nuclear and particle physics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Selected topics in nuclear and particle physics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Selected topics in nuclear and particle physics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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