Undergraduate course

Data Handling in Physics

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codePHYS291
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Semester of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course gives an introduction into computer science and on how to use the available IT-resources at the institute by taking examples from ongoing research activities. LINUX will be used as the development environment with C++ as the programming language; ROOT as a tool for data analysis will be introduced and basic methods of networking will be trained.

Learning Outcomes

After taking the course, students should be able to

- explain central concepts of information technology

- use the available IT-resources for their master thesis

- use LINUX

- use ROOT as a tool for data analysis

- work with distributed computing environments

Required Previous Knowledge

Minimum 60 ECTS in physics.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Exercises and project work.

Forms of Assessment

Project work. Pass/fail.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Approved assignment

    Withdrawal deadline