Postgraduate course

Heavy Ion Physics at Intermediate and High Energies

Semester of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course includes models for heavy ion collisions, kinematics, correlations, the equation of states for nuclear matter, production of entropy in nuclear collisions, sub-threshold production of particles, phase transitions, quark-gluon plasma and experimental results.

Learning Outcomes

 After taking the course, students should have
- an overview over heavy ion physics at medium and high energies
- a broad basis for further experimental and theoretical studies

Required Previous Knowledge

Minimum 60 ECTS in physics + PHYS241 or equivalent course.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

PHYS 241

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