Experimental Methods in Astropartical Physics

summer term 2022
Lecturer: Marrodán Undagoitia, Gastaldo
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14 participants



Loredana Gastaldo   Loredana.Gastaldo@kip.uni-heidelberg.de

Teresa Marrodan Undagoitia   teresa.marrodan@mpi-hd.mpg.de




The lecture "Experimental Methods in Astroparticle Physics - II" is focused on two major topics:

- the existence of Dark Matter and methods used to detect and charaterize its properties

- neutrinos and their properties



In the following a preliminary schedule for the lecture is given:

27.04 Lecture 1: Dark matter indications

04.05 Lecture 2: Dark matter explanations and candidates

11.05 Lecture 3: Indirect detection

18.05 Lecture 4: Direct detection

25.05 Lecture 5: Direct detection

01.06 Lecture 6:  Introduction to neutrinos

08.06 Lecture 7: Coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering

15.06 Lecture 8: Neutrino sources: accelerators - oscillations

22.06 Lecture 9: Neutrino mass I

29.06 Lecture 10: Neutrino mass II

06.07 Lecture 11: Neutrinoless double-beta decay

13.07 Lecture 12: Reactor Neutrino I

20.07 Lecture 13: Reactor Neutrino II

27.07 Lecture 14: Axion searches



The lecture will start on Wednesday the 27th of April and end on the 27th of July. Tutorials will start on the 5th of May

The number of credit points related to this lecture is 4 and will be obtained on the basis of the submitted solutions to the exercises. It is necessary to reach 60% of corrected exercises.



Suggested literature:

1. D. H. Perkins, Particle Astrophysics, Oxford Master Series in Physics, Oxford University Press (2009)

2. C. Grupen, Astroparticle Physics, Second Edition, Springer (2020)

3. H. V. Klapdor-KleingrothausandK. Zuber, Particle Astrophysics, IoP(2000)

4. E.W. Kolb and M. S. Turner, The Early Universe, Front. Phys. 69 (1990)


For specific topics dedicated literature will be suggested during the lecture.

Practice groups

  • Group A (Matteo Guida)
    14 participants
    Philos.-weg 12 / R 068, Thu 14:00 - 16:00
Experimental Methods in Astropartical Physics
summer term 2022
Marrodán Undagoitia, Gastaldo
Link zum LSF
14 participants