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2019/2020

Astroparticle physics 2

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Code Completion Credits Range
02ACF2 ZK 2 2P+0C
Lecturer:
Jakub Vícha (guarantor)
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Outline of the lecture:

1. Detection of neutral particles in the cosmic radiation data (neutrons, photons, neutrinos)

2. Radio detection of showers of cosmic radiation (Askaryan’s effect, experiments)

3. Detection and use of secondary mions from cosmic radiation (accelerators, tomography)

4. Models of hadronic interactions (Glauber’s model, Gribov-Regge theory)

5. Cascade equation, simulation of showers of cosmic radiation (derivation, algorithms)

6. Hands-on public astroparticle data (fits data, Auger and KASCADE data)

7. Evolution of the universe (introduction to cosmology, relict radiation)

8. Nuclear processes in stars (nuclear synthesis, creation of neutrinos, final stages of stars)

9. Detection of neutrinos (principles, experiments, proton decay, double beta decay)

10. Detection of gravitational waves (principles, experiments)

11. Dark matter (theory, experiments)

12. Multimessengers (connections between detection of neutral and charged particles)

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

Outline of the lecture:

1. Detection of neutral particles in the cosmic radiation data (neutrons, photons, neutrinos)

2. Radio detection of showers of cosmic radiation (Askaryan’s effect, experiments)

3. Detection and use of secondary mions from cosmic radiation (accelerators, tomography)

4. Models of hadronic interactions (Glauber’s model, Gribov-Regge theory)

5. Cascade equation, simulation of showers of cosmic radiation (derivation, algorithms)

6. Hands-on public astroparticle data (fits data, Auger and KASCADE data)

7. Evolution of the universe (introduction to cosmology, relict radiation)

8. Nuclear processes in stars (nuclear synthesis, creation of neutrinos, final stages of stars)

9. Detection of neutrinos (principles, experiments, proton decay, double beta decay)

10. Detection of gravitational waves (principles, experiments)

11. Dark matter (theory, experiments)

12. Multimessengers (connections between detection of neutral and charged particles)

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge: Modern parts of astroparticle physics focusing mostly on properties and detection of neutral particles of cosmic radiation, gravitational waves and dark matter.

Acquired skills: Describe the properties and various principles of detection of neutral particles in cosmic radiation, gravitational waves and dark matter.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] D. H. Perkins, „Particle Astrophysics, Second Edition“, Oxford Master Series in Physics 10, 2008.

[2] T. Gaisser and F. Halzen, IceCube, Ann. Rev. of Nucl. and Part. Science, 64 (2014) 101-123.

Recommended references:

[3] Abbott, B. P., et al., “Observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger: LIGO scientific collaboration and Virgo collaboration“, Physical Review Letters 116 (2016) 061102.

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