Nobel Prizes in Experimental Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Astroparticle Physics

Sommersemester 2021
Dozent: Herrmann Sefkow Stamen
Link zum LSF
8 Teilnehmer/innen


Prof. Dr. Norbert Herrmann (

Priv. Doz. Dr. Felix Sefkow (

Dr. Rainer Stamen (


The goal of the seminar is to discuss nobel prizes in the fields of experimental particle, nuclear and astroparticle physics. The topics will be ordered according to their historic occurance.


Prerequisite for this seminar is the Particle Physics Master Course or a Bachelor Thesis in particle physics. The seminar consists of the oral presentation of a research topic and a write-up of the talk. (see Master Modulhandbuch) 

Time and Place

Time: Fridays 15:00 - 16:30

First Meeting: 16.4.2021

First Seminar: 23.4.2021

Place: The seminar will start as online seminar. The contact details will be send to the registered particpants in due time. At a later stage during the summer term we might change to a seminar in presence in a seminar room.


Please register through the Übungsgruppenverwaltung and contact one of the organisers.

The distribution of talks will be done on a first come first served basis.

Possible Topics

1)   1958    Tscherenkov, Frank, Tamm              Tscherenkov-Effect

2)   1959    Segré, Chamberlain                            Antiproton

3)   1960    Glaser                                                  Bubble chamber

4)   1961    Mößbauer                                          Gamma Resonance Absorption

5)   1961    Hofstadter                                           Electron-Nucleus-Scattering, Nucleon Structure

6)   1968    Alvarez                                                Resonances (Omega)

7)   1976    Richter, Ting                                        J/Psi

8)   1978    Penzias, Wilson                                   Microwave Background Radiation

9)   1980    Cronin, Fitch                                       CP-Violation in the Kaon System

10) 1983    Fowler                                                 Formation of chemical elements in the universe

11) 1984    Rubbia, van der Meer                         W- und Z- Bosons

12) 1988    Ledermann, Schwartz, Steinberger    Myon-Neutrino

13) 1990    Friedman, Kendall, Taylor                   Deep Inelastoc Scattering and the Quark Modell

14) 1992    Charpak                                              Multiwire Proportinal Chambers (MWPC)

15) 1994    Brockhouse, Shull                              Neutron Scattering

16) 1995    Reines                                                 Neutrino Discovery

17) 1995    Perl                                                      Tau Discovery

18) 2002    Giacconi                                             Röntghenastronomie

19) 2002    Davis, Koshiba                                     Cosmic Neutrinos

20) 2004    Gross, Politzer, Wilczek                      Asymptotic Freedom of the Strong Interaction

21) 2006    Mather, Smoot                                   Cosmic Microwave Background

22) 2013    Englert, Higgs                                      Higgs-Mechanism

23) 2015    Kajita, McDonald                                Neutrino-Oscillations


16.4.: Introduction to the Seminar

23.4.: Cerenkov Effect (M.B.)

30.4.: - 

7.5.: CP Violation in the Kaon System (L.U.)

14.5.: -

21.5.: Deep Inelastic Scattering and the Quark Model (C.C.)

28.5.: Multiwire Proportinal Chambers (L.D.)

4.6.: - 

11.6.: Neutrino Discovery (M.M.) 

18.6.: Neutrino Oscillations (M.B.)

25.6.: Cosmic Microwave Background (G.W,)

2.7.: Asymptotic Freedom of the Strong Interaction (F.J.)



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Nobel Prizes in Experimental Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Astroparticle Physics
Sommersemester 2021
Herrmann Sefkow Stamen
Link zum LSF
8 Teilnehmer/innen