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Postgraduate course

Nuclear and Particle Physics

Teaching semester

Spring

Objectives and Content

Objective: Introduction into concepts and methods in nuclear and particle physics

Content: Topics are introduced with key experiments. The course covers tools (accelerators, detectors), particles and nuclei and their substructure, symmetries and conservation laws, interactions (electromagnetic, weak, strong), electroweak theory of the Standard Model and QCD, nuclear models (quark model, liquid drop model, Fermi gas model, shell model, collective model) and Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course

the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student understands

  • concepts in particle and nuclear physics
  • key experiments in nuclear and particle physics

Skills

The student

  • have the capability of doing back-of-the-envelope calculations in a diversity of situations

 General competence

The student develops further the skills to

  • critical thinking
  • be able to uncover "alternative facts" in public discussions

Required Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge of minimum 60 ECTS in physics.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

PHYS118 and PHYS119

Forms of Assessment

Oral exam.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Contact

Contact Information

advice@ift.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline
    01.05.2018