Postgraduate course

Nuclear and Particle Physics

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codePHYS241
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Semester of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course gives a general introduction into subatomic physics and includes the structure of nuclei and particles, scattering theory and nuclear models, radioactivity, symmetries and conservation laws, the standard model (strong and electro-weak interactions), nuclear astrophysics and cosmology. The course is the basis for advanced courses in nuclear and particle physics.

Learning Outcomes

After taking the course, students should be able to

- explain central concepts, laws and models in nuclear and particle physics

- interpret basic experiments

- use basic laws and relations to solve simple problems

Required Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge of minimum 60 ECTS in physics.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

PHYS 115.

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.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline