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Postgraduate course

Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codePHYS333
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Teaching semester

Irregular on request.

Objectives and Content

The course aims to present the theoretical basis of experiments in heavy ion physics carried out at CERN and other laboratories. The course is primarily intended for graduate students in nuclear and particle physics, but is also of interest for astrophysicists.

Learning Outcomes

The course includes phenomenology of heavy ion collisions, relativistic kinetic theory, statistical physics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, basic dynamical and collective models of reactions and measurable quantities and their scale properties. Examples of the search for quark-gluon plasma will be taken from experiments in heavy ion physics and astrophysics.

Required Previous Knowledge

Minimum 60 ECTS in physics + PHYS205, PHYS206, PHYS241 or equivalent course.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

PHYS241, PHYS205, PHYS206

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap


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.