Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits including Particle Physics and Advanced Quantum Mechanics
give an account of the important experimental advances made in particle physics since the discovery of the electron around the previous turn of the century up to the discovery of neutrino oscillations during the last years and of the main lines in the hypotheses that are currently being made for different possible future experimental discoveries
evaluate the experimental evidence for discoveries of new particles and particle physics phenomena
analyse the measurement accuracy of experimental results with regard to statistical and systematical errors
give an account of the function of the particle detectors and data analysis methods of modern particle physics
criticize and take a stand on published particle physics papers containing accounts of experimental set-ups, measurements, data analysis and comparisons with phenomenological models
propose experimental methods and strategies with the aim of making discoveries and measurements of different currently predicted phenomena in elementary particle physics
The experimental discoveries of the electron, the muon and the pion, strangeness, antibaryons, resonances, weak interaction, the neutral kaon system, the structure of the nucleon, charmonium, tau and charm, quarks, gluons and jets, the b and t quarks, the vector bosons, the Standard Model, heavy quark mixing and CP violation and neutrino oscillations. Experimental strategies for future discoveries of Higgs bosons, of supersymmetric particles and of other predicted particles.
The teaching will be carried out in seminar form with student presentations and discussions.
To pass the course the student is required to make a presentation of a section of the course literature at least once and study and answer questions at least once and to participate actively in at least 80% of the seminars. Participation in the seminars at a distance via computer links will be made possible.