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Heavy Ion Physics at Intermediate and High Energies

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codePHYS335
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

Objective: The goal of the course is to convey an understanding of the properties of strongly interacting (QCD) matter

Content:The course includes models for heavy ion collisions, kinematics, correlations, equation of state for nuclear matter, particle production in nuclear collisions, phase transitions, quark-gluon plasma and its experimental signature.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course

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


The student should have

  • an thorough 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

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