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physics633  High Energy Collider Physics
Tu 14-16, Th 8-10, HS, IAP
  Instructor(s): J. Dingfelder, J. Kroseberg
  Prerequisites: Nuclear and Particle Physics (physik511)
Particle Physics (physics611): recommended but not mandatory
  Contents: Physics at high-energy hadron and lepton colliders. The course covers topics in experimental high energy
physics at particle colliders such as the LHC (proton-proton), LEP (electron-positron) and HERA (electron-
proton). The largest part of the lecture will focus on the physics and recent measurements at the LHC.
Various physics processes, experimental methods and key measurements will be discussed in
detail. The course builds upon the Particle Physics lecture (physics611).

The list of topics includes:
- Basics of pp and e+e- collisions
- LHC machine and detectors
- QCD at hadron colliders
- Proton structure
- Electroweak physics
- Top quarks
- Higgs physics
- Searches for physics beyond the Standard Model (Supersymmetry, extra dimensions, ...)

  Literature: The lectures do not follow a particular text book. Specific literature on recent measurements will be given
in the lecture. Examples of textbooks that are useful for this lecture are:
- Ellis, Stirling, Webber: QCD and Collider Physics
- Bettini: Elementary Particle Physics
  Comments: The 3+1 (lecture + exercises) hours course will be given as 4+0 and 2+2 in alternating weeks.
Lecture material will appear on eCampus.
physics639  Advanced Topics in High Energy Particle Physics
Tu 8-10, We 12-14, HS, IAP
  Instructor(s): K. Desch, M. Cristinziani
  Prerequisites: Course lecture "Nuclear and Particle Physics".
Knowledge of particle physics, as obtained for instance from the lecture "Particle Physics"
given in the winter semester, is recommended.
  Contents: This lecture complements the introductory courses in particle physics.
It will focus on topics of flavour physics in the leptonic and hadronic sector:

1. Lepton flavour physics
a) Neutrino physics
- neutrino oscillations
- neutrinos masses, mass hierarchy
- Dirac vs. Majaorana masses
- CP violation in the lepton sector
- future neutrino experiments
b) Some aspects of charged lepton physics
- Tau leptons at LHC
- Lepton Flavour Violation experiments

2. Physics of bottom and top quarks
a) B-Physics
- CP violation
- measurements of the CKM matrix
- search for new physics with rare decays
b) Top quarks
- top quark production
- properties of the top quark
- search for new physics
  Literature: Will be given in the lecture
  Comments: The first lecture will be on Tuesday 8th April, 12h c.t.
Registration for exercise classes will be via ecampus.
physics636 Advanced Theoretical Particle Physics
Mo 16-18, Tu 17, HS I, PI
  Instructor(s): H.-P. Nilles
  Prerequisites: Course in Theoretical Particle Physics
  Contents: Introduction to supersymmetry and supergravity
Supersymmetric extension of the standard model (MSSM)
Supersymmetric Grand Unification
Theories of higher dimensional space-time
Supersymmetry in higher dimensions
Unifcation in extra dimensions
Basic elements of string theory
  Literature: J.Wess and J.Bagger, Supersymmetry and supergravity, Princeton Univ. Press, 1992;
H.P. Nilles, Physics Reports 110C(1984)1;
D. Bailin and A. Love, Supersymmetric Gauge Field Theory and String Theory,
IOP Publishing Ltd. 1994
  Comments: Language will be English.

First lecture will be on Monday, April 7th, 2014.
physics712 Advanced Electronics and Signal Processing
Tu 10-12, Th 11, HS, HISKP
  Instructor(s): P.-D. Eversheim, H. Krüger
  Prerequisites: Electronics lab course
  Contents: This lecture addresses basic concepts, techniques, and electronics necessary to identify and handle relevant events in complex data streams or detector arrays, respectively. Advantages and limits of analogue and digital electronics will be explained and can be experienced by means of three major topics.

  1. Hands on experiment at the Bonn Isochronous Cyclotron: Set up electronics to identify whether an ejectile was a Proton, Deuteron, 3He or Alpha particle. Set up electronics to discriminate Neutrons from Gammas by pulse shape.

  2. Understand the potential of Digital Signal Processors (DSP). The hard- and software aspects are discussed and demonstrated by means of an experimental DSP-board. The demonstrations will focus on digital signal conditioning and filtering.

  3. Hands on course in Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) programming.

  Literature: The lectures does not follow a particular text book. Recommendations on background literature will be provided during the course.
  Comments: The experimental exercises to this lecture will be organized at the Bonn Isochronous Cyclotron and as a Chip Design Tutorial at the end of the term.
physics714 Advanced Accelerator Physics
We, Th 10-12, SR I, HISKP
  Instructor(s): W. Hillert
  Prerequisites: Mechanics, Electrodynamics, basic knowledge in Physics of Particle Accelerators (e.g. Accelerators Physics)
  Contents: Diese Veranstaltung ist eine Fortführung und Vertiefung der Vorlesung „Physik der Teilchenbeschleuniger“. Hier sollen, neben der Behandlung der Synchrotronstrahlung und ihrem Einfluss auf die Strahleigenschaften in Elektronenbeschleunigern, vornehmlich kollektive Phänomene wie optische Resonanzen und Instabilitäten diskutiert werden. Darüber hinaus ist eine Vertiefung des Lehrstoffes in praktischen Übungen am Beschleuniger ELSA geplant.

This course is a continuation of the lecture „Accelerator Physics“. In addition to the treatment of synchrotron radiation and its influence on the beam characteristics in electron accelerators, mainly collective phenomena like optical resonances and instabilities will be discussed. Furthermore, deepening the subject matter by practical exercises at the ELSA accelerator facility is planned.
  Literature: H. Wiedemann, Particle Accelerator Physics, Springer 1993, Berlin, ISBN 3-540-56550-7

D.A. Edwards, M.J. Syphers, An Introduction to the Physics of High Energy Accelerators, Wiley & Sons 1993, New York, ISBN 0-471-55163-5

F. Hinterberger, Physik der Teilchenbeschleuniger und Ionenoptik, Springer 1996, Berlin, ISBN 3-540-61238-6

K. Wille, Physik der Teilchenbeschleuniger und Synchrotronstrahlungsquellen, 2. überarb. und erw. Aufl., Teubner 1996, Stuttgart, ISBN 3-519-13087-4

S. Y. Lee, Accelerator Physics (Second Edition), World Scientific, Singapore 2004, ISBN 981-256-200-1 (pbk)

Script of the lecture “Accelerator Physics”: http:/www-elsa.physik.uni-bonn.de/~hillert/Beschleunigerphysik
  Comments: Es besteht die Möglichkeit, den Lernstoff durch detaillierte Besichtigungen und praktische Studien an der Beschleunigeranlage ELSA des Physikalischen Instituts zu veranschaulichen und zu vertiefen. Exkursionen zu anderen Beschleunigern sind vorgesehen. Zu dieser Vorlesung wird ein Script im Internet (pdf-Format) zur Verfügung gestellt.

The opportunity will be offered to exemplify and deepen the subject matter by detailed visits and practical studies at the institute of physics’ accelerator facility ELSA of the institute of physics. Excursions to other accelerators are intended. Accompanying the lecture, a script (pdf-format, english) is provided in on the internet.
physics716  Statistical Methods of Data Analysis
Fr 8-10, SR I, HISKP
  Instructor(s): P. Bechtle
  Prerequisites: Some prior knowledge of particle physics would be helpful.
  Contents: From the first lab. course that you take to the design and construction of an experiment; from the first simulations to the final analysis of the data from our experiment, the proper application of statistical methods is essential.

The aim of this course is to provide a foundation in statistical methods and to give some concrete examples of how the methods are applied to data analysis. Standard statistical distributions will be discussed and examples given of when they are expected to occur and how they are related.

Techniques for fitting data will be discussed. The treatment of systematic errors, as well as methods to combine results from different experiments which may have common error sources will also be covered.

The search for new physics, even when no signal is observed, allows limits to be placed on the size of possible effects. These can provide severe constraints on theoretical models. Methods for calculating upper limits taking into account several error sources will also be considered.
  Literature: R. J. Barlow: Statistics
V. Blobel and E. Lohrmann: Statistische und numerische Methoden
der Datenanalyse
F. James: Statistical methods in experimental physics
Glen Cowan: Statistical Data Analysis
physics717  High Energy Physics Lab
4 to 6 weeks on agreement
  Instructor(s): E. von Törne
  Contents: This course offers students in their first year of their Master studies the opportunity to participate in research activities. We plan to replace this course by a module that covers all research areas. Projects in high energy physics will still be possible. For questions, please contact Lecturer E. von Törne, evt@physik.uni-bonn.de.
  Comments: The students join one of the high energy physics groups groups and conduct their own small research project for typically 4 weeks. We recommend to participate in a project during term break (either in spring or summer/ early fall) but projects during the semester are also possible. More information here: http://heplab.physik.uni-bonn.de/
physics732 Optics Lab
4 to 6 weeks on agreement
  Instructor(s): F. Vewinger, S. Linden, D. Meschede, M. Weitz
  Prerequisites: BSc
  Contents: The Optics Lab is a 4-6 week long practical training/internship in one of the research groups in Photonics and Quantum Optics, which can have several aspects:
- setting up a small experiment
- testing and understanding the limits of experimental components
- simulating experimental situations

Credit points can be obtained after completion of a written report.

  Literature: Will be given by the supervisor
  Comments: For arranging the topic and time of the internship, please contact the group leader of the group you are interested in directly. Please note that a lead time of a few weeks may occur, so contact the group early. In case you are unsure if/where you want to do the optics lab, please contact Frank Vewinger for information.
physics739 Lecture on Advanced Topics in Photonics: Ultrashort Laser Pulses
We 14-16, HS, IAP
  Instructor(s): F. Vewinger
  Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in optics, atomic physics and laser physics, as e.g. obtained in the Bachelor Courses "Experimentalphysik III" and "Experimentalphysik IV"
  Contents: The lecture gives an overview on different techniques for the generation, amplification and the characterization of ultrashort pulses, i.e. optical pulses with a pulse length below 10 picoseconds. These pulses have gained much interest in recent years, as they allow the time-resolved observation of many different processes, e.g. the vibration of molecules, the dynamics within solids, the breaking and formation of chemical bonds, and very recently, the release of a single electron from an atom. Some of these applications will be discussed in the lecture.
Another interesting feature of short pulses that will be discussed in the lecture is their enormous bandwidth, which e.g. for an visible pulse of a few femtoseconds length spans a few ten nanometers. This lead to the development of optical frequency combs, which allows the precise measurement of (absolute) frequencies by bridging the gap from the cesium clock transition to the visible/UV regime. The broad bandwidth also allows for the shaping of the pulses, which has become a widely used tool in physical chemistry.
  Literature: Claude Rulliere, Femtosecond laser pulses: Principles and experiments; Springer Berlin 1998;
P. Hannaford, Femtosecond laser spectroscopy; Springer New York 2005
Jean-Claude Diels and Wolfgang Rudolph; Ultrashort laser pulse phenomena: fundamentals, techniques, and applications on a femtosecond time scale; Academic Press, San Diego 1996
physics740  Hands-on Seminar: Experimental Optics and Atomic Physics
Mo 9-11, IAP
  Dozent(en): M. Weitz u.M.
  Erforderliche Vorkenntnisse: Optik- und Atomphysik Grundvorlesungen, Quantenmechanik
  Inhalt: Diodenlaser
Optische Resonatoren
Akustooptische Modulatoren
und vieles mehr
  Literatur: wird gestellt
  Bemerkungen: Vorbesprechung am Montag, den 7.4.14, 9 c.t.,
Konferenzraum IAP, 3. Stock Wegelerstr. 8

Seminartermine ab 14.4.14
physics753 Theoretical Particle Astrophysics
Mo 12-14, Tu 12, HS I, PI
  Instructor(s): H. Dreiner
  Prerequisites: Knowledge of (relativistic) Quantum Mechanics, and basic knowledge of the Standard Model of particle physics, will be assumed. Knowledge of Quantum Field Theory and General Relativity is helpful, but not essential.
  Contents: Application of particle physics to astrophysical and cosmological problems. Emphasis will be on the physics of the early universe, basically the first few seconds (after inflation).
  Literature: Kolb and Turner, "The Early Universe", Addison Wesley
V. Mukhanov, Physical foundations of cosmology, Cambridge University Press
  Comments: Particle astrophysics works at the interface of traditional particle physics on the one hand, and astrophysics and cosmology on the other. This field has undergone rapid growth in the last one or two decades, and many fascinating questions remain to be answered.

physics754  General Relativity and Cosmology
Mo 14-16, We 12, HS I, PI
  Instructor(s): B. Metsch
  Prerequisites: Theoretical Physics I and II (in particular Electrodynamics),
Basic Lectures in Mathematics (in particular Multilinear algebra)

  • Special Relativity and Electrodynamics

  • The Metrical Tensor and Gravitation

  • General Coordinate Invariance and General Relativity

  • The Action Principle of General Relativity

  • The Equations of Motion for Point Particles and the Field Equations of
    General Relativity

  • Special Solutions (Schwarzschild, Kerr)

  • The Classical Tests (Advance of Perihelion, Bending of Light Rays)

  • White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars

  • Gravitational Waves

  • Black Holes

  • Cosmological Solutions

  • Cosmological Redshift

  • The Microwave Background Radiation

  • Big Bang Theory

  • Mathematical tools:

    • Elementary Differential Geometry

    • Tensor Calculus


  • S. Weinberg: Gravitation and Cosmology

  • L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifschitz: Klassische Feldtheorie (Classical Field Theory)

physics755 Quantum Field Theory
We 13, Fr 12-14, HS I, PI
  Instructor(s): B. Kubis
  Prerequisites: Advanced quantum theory (physics606)

  1. Why Quantum Field Theory?

  2. Review: Classical Field Theory

  3. Relativistic Quantum Fields

  4. Interacting Fields and Feynman Diagrams

  5. Elementary Processes of Quantum Electrodynamics

  6. Radiative Corrections and Renormalization

  7. Functional Methods and Path Integrals


    • M.E. Peskin, D.V. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Westview Press

    • L.H. Ryder, Quantum Field Theory, Cambridge University Press

    • C. Itzykson, J.-B. Zuber, Quantum Field Theory, Dover

    • A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, Princeton University Press

    • S. Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields 1: Foundations, Cambridge University Press

    • S. Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields 2: Modern Applications, Cambridge University Press

        Comments: This lecture covers the basic tools required for theses in theoretical particle, hadron, and nuclear physics.
      physics773  Physics in Medicine II: Fundamentals of Medical Imaging
      Mo 10-12, We 12, SR I, HISKP
      Diplom: VANG, WPVANG
        Instructor(s): K. Lehnertz
        Prerequisites: Vordiplom/Bachelor
        Contents: Introduction to physical imaging methods and medical imaging
      (1) Physical fundamentals of transmission computer tomography (Röntgen-CT), positron emission
      computer´tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and functional MRI
      (1a) detectors, instrumentation, data acquisition, tracer, image reconstruction, BOLD effect
      (1b) applications: analysis of structure and function
      (2) Neuromagnetic (MEG) and Neuroelectrical (EEG) Imaging
      (2a) Basics of neuroelectromagnetic activity, source models
      (2b) instrumentation, detectors, SQUIDs
      (2c) signal analysis, source imaging, inverse problems, applications
        Literature: 1. H. Morneburg (Hrsg.): Bildgebende Systeme für die medizinische Diagnostik, Siemens, 3. Aufl.
      2. P. Bösiger: Kernspin-Tomographie für die medizinische Diagnostik, Teubner
      3. Ed. S. Webb: The Physics of Medical Imaging, Adam Hilger, Bristol
      4. O. Dössel: Bildgebende Verfahren in der Medizin, Springer, 2000
      5. W. Buckel: Supraleitung, VCH Weinheim, 1993
      6. E. Niedermeyer/F.H. Lopes da Silva; Electroencephalography, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1998
      More literature will be offered
        Comments: Beginning: Mo, Apr 7
      physics652 Seminar on Advanced Topics in Photonics and Quantum Optics
      Th 16-18, HS, IAP
      Diplom: SEXP, WPSEXP
        Instructor(s): S. Christopoulos, F. Vewinger
        Prerequisites: BSc
        Contents: The seminar will cover "recent" advances in the field of quantum optics, including for example Bose-Einstein condensation, Ultracold Fermi gases, Quantum Information & Communication, Schrödinger Cats etc.

      Modern physics builds on a few key experiments which started a new field or settled a long standing debate. Especially the "newer" experiments are not covered in the Bachelor studies, as they require a broad theoretical background.
      The seminar has two goals: To provide in-depth knowledge about selected key experiments in the field of quantum optics, and to provide practical training in preparing and presenting excellent talks. During the first meeting the organizers will present a list of topics from which each active participant of the seminar can select one.

      For each topic literature will be provided. Starting with this material the active participants of the seminar will familiarize themselves with the content. This will be done by discussions as well as by further literature search. Based on the accumulated knowledge an outline for each talk will be made and finally the viewgraphs will be prepared. Then the talk will be presented in the seminar. Typical duration of the talk is 45 minutes. After the talk there will be a discussion about the content. And, as a second part of the discussion, technical issues of the talk will be analyzed. Finally, a short written summary of the talk will be prepared and posted in the internet.

      Preparation of the talk is a serious amount of work. It is highly recommended to start already at the beginning of the lecture time to familiarize yourself with the content.

      Preliminary list of topics (Early birds can book a topic by email):
      - Bose-Einstein Condensation
      - Ultracold Fermi Gases
      - Superfluid to Mott Transition in Ultracold Gases
      - BEC-BCS crossover in cold Fermions
      - Superfluidity in Cold Gases
      - 2-Dimensional Bose gases
      - Polar Quantum Gases
      - Condensation of Exciton-Polaritons
      - Bose-Einstein Condensation of Photons
      - Interferometry with Molecules
      - Matterwave Interferometry with entangled states
      - Quantum Zeno Effect

        Literature: Will be given in the first seminar.
        Comments: A first meeting will take place thursday, April 08th, in the IAP lecture hall at 16:15, where the available topics will be detailed. However, interested students can contact the organizers also in advance to get already a topic for an own talk.
      physics653  Seminar on Symmetries and Symmetry Breaking in Particle and Nuclear Physics
      We 10-12, SR II, HISKP
      Diplom: STHE, WPSTHE
        Instructor(s): C. Hanhart, S. Krewald, T. Luu, U. Meißner, B. Metsch, A. Wirzba
        Prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics and preferably Advanced Quantum Mechanics
        Contents: Possible topics (to be adjusted at the level of expertise of the participants):

      • Symmetries in the quark model

      • Spontaneous breaking of discrete and continuous symmetries

      • Chiral symmetry, Goldstone theorem and sigma models

      • Introduction to effective field theory

      • Chiral anomalies

      • Heavy-quark symmetries

      • Symmetry breaking on space-time lattices

      • Quark-antiquark potential in lattice QCD

      • Nuclear-lattice effective field theory

      • Magnetic monopoles

      • Wess-Zumino-Witten effective Lagrangian

      • Strong CP problem

      • CP violation and electric dipole moments


      • General Textbooks on Particle/Hadron Physics and Quantum Field Theory, e.g.:

        • J.F. Donoghue, E. Golowich, B.R. Holstein, Dynamics of the Standard Model, Cambridge Univ. Press (1992)

        • M.E. Peskin & D.V. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Westview Press (1995)

      • Specific literature will be given individually for the preparation of talks
        Comments: The two main goals of this seminar:

      1. Learning physics

      2. Learning how to give a good talk!

      The first meeting will take place on April 9th at 10:15, SR II, HISKP
      physics655 Seminar on Selected Topics in Environmental Physics
      Th 13-15, HS 118, AVZ
      Diplom: SANG, WPSEXP
        Instructor(s): B. Diekmann
        Prerequisites: Bachelor ( Prediploma for diploma students)

      A look into the courses from SS 13 (655) and WS 13/14 (655)
      as stored under ecampus under the instructors account would be useful.
      Access code will be handed on request

        Contents: Thur 10.4: Due to a collision with the spring meeting of the ‘Energy_group’ of German Physical Society- see prel. Schedule appended- we start with an excursion to that meeting starting 13.30 from Nussallee 12. Due to Maundy Thursday on the 17.4 the regular start is dated on 24.4 at 13.30 with an introduction & fixing of external & internal talks dated on
      8.5, 15.5 ,22.5, 5.6 ,26.6 ,3.7 ,10.7 and summary on 17.7
      The seminar will be a mixture of talks by external experts namely those who’ve studied physics in the
      E&E working group and now have found their profession in that field and participating students
      with talks for instance about
      -Measurement techniques, .. errors in environmental physics
      - systematics of nuclear waste- who produce waht with which amount
      - aspects of power from renewable energies charging systems
      - report on recent news from fukushima site a.o.m
      Note added on 15.4.2014:
      Because there only few feedbacks for the summer course I could offer an additional information on thursday, 17.4, 13.30 AVZ 118. The regular start was foreseen one week later;
      it would we helpful, to know if there are students willing to
      participate on that earlier date- so let me know via e@mail
      Yous BD

        Literature: Diekmann, Rosenthal, Energie, Teubner 2013-
      Boeker, Grendelle, Environmental Physics, Vieweg Verlag braunschweig 1997
      Physik unserer Umwelt: Die Atmosphäre
      Walter Roedel und Thomas Wagner (Springer Verlag, 2010)
      Hans Wilhelm Schiffer, Energiemarkt Deutschland 2014, Verrlag TÜV Media


        Comments: For Master students 4 CP's are credited to those regularly participating and giving a seminar talk with sufficient quality ( presentation/discussion with lecturer first and presentation to the auditorium hereafter)
      (For Diploma students, the lecture is foreseen as SANG seminar ( same criteria as master course))
      physics656 Seminar Medical Physics: Physical Fundamentals of Medical Imaging
      Mo 14-16, SR I, HISKP
      Diplom: SANG, WPSEXP
        Instructor(s): K. Lehnertz, T.Stöcker
        Prerequisites: Vordiplom/Bachelor
        Contents: Physical Imaging Methods and Medical Imaging of Brain Functions
      Emission Computer Tomography (PET)
      - basics
      - tracer imaging
      - functional imaging with PET
      Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
      - basics
      - functional MRI
      - diffusion tensor imaging
      - tracer imaging
      Biological Signals: Bioelectricity, Biomagnetism
      - basics
      - recordings (EEG/MEG)
      - SQUIDs
      - source models
      - inverse problems
        Literature: 1. O. Dössel: Bildgebende Verfahren in der Medizin, Springer, 2000
      2. H. Morneburg (Hrsg.): Bildgebende Systeme für die medizinische Diagnostik,
      Siemens, 3. Aufl.
      3. H. J. Maurer / E. Zieler (Hrsg.): Physik der bildgebenden Verfahren in der Medizin,
      4. P. Bösiger: Kernspin-Tomographie für die medizinische Diagnostik, Teubner
      5. Ed. S. Webb: The Physics of Medical Imaging, Adam
        Comments: Time: Mo 14 - 16 and one lecture to be arranged
      Beginning: Mo Apr. 7
      physics657 Seminar on Scanning Probe Microscopy
      Mo 15-17, HS, IAP
      Diplom: SANG, WPSEXP
        Instructor(s): E. Soergel
        Contents: Kick-off meeting 14. April 2014

      Maximum 12 attendees

      Early birds:
      Subjects & dates for the talks upon request via email to
      physics658 Seminar on Key Experiments in Nuclear and Particle Physics
      Start-up: April 8, 2014, 13:15h, Konferenzraum II, PI 1.049, PI
        Instructor(s): F. Klein, V. Vegna
        Prerequisites: Interest in and basic knowledge in Nuclear and Particle Physics (from a lecture, e.g.).
        Contents: Preliminary list of subjects for oral presentations:
      Rutherford Experiment and the discovery of the Atomic Nucleus
      Discovery of the Neutron
      The Yukawa Particle for strong interactions and the discovery of the Pion ( + further mesons)
      Meson and Baryon Resonances
      The notion of Quarks, Quark-Modells and the idea of QCD
      The discovery of Parity Violation in Weak Interactions (Wu-Experiment)
      The discovery of the handedness of the neutrino (Goldhaber Experiment)
      The discovery of the intermediate Vector-Mesons (Z, W) for weak interactions
      The discovery of scale invariance in Deep Inelastic Scattering off Protons and Neutrons
      Polarized DIS and the Spin Puzzle
      The discovery of the Higgs Boson

      The list is open for extension.
        Literature: Original publications (will be provided)
      + textbooks depending on subject
        Comments: The presentations will be based on original publications and mainly supervised in englisch language.
      They are intended to go deeper than a standard lecture can go.
      The talks can be deliberately presented in English or German.
      6801 Introduction to Supersymmetry
      Blockveranstaltung 16. bis 18.6.2014
        Instructor(s): E. Kraus
        Prerequisites: Relativistische Quantenmechanik,
      Grundkenntnisse in Quantenfeldtheorie

      • Supersymmetrie-Algebra

      • Wess-Zumino-Modell

      • Supersymmetrische Erweiterung der QED

      • Wess-Zumino-Eichung

      • Weiche Brechungen der Supersymmetrie


      1. J. Wess and J. Bagger, "Supersymmetry and Supergravity", (Princeton University Press, 1982);

      2. H.P. Nilles, Phys. Rep. 110 (1984) 1;

      3. S.P. Martin, "A supersymmetry primer", hep-ph/9709356;

      4. M. Sohnius, "Introducing Supersymmetry", Phys. Rep. 128 (1985) 39.

        Comments: Blockvorlesung mit 5 bis 6 Vorlesung :
      Erster Termin: 28.5.2014 (2 Vorlesungen)
      Weitere Termine in Absprache 24./25.6.2014 bzw. 1./2.7.2014
      6802 Komplexe Systeme / Complex Systems (D/E)
      Do 16-18, Seminarraum II, HISKP
        Instructor(s): G. Schütz
        Prerequisites: Thermodynamics, Quantum Mechanics I
        Contents: Random walks, Stochastic Interacting particle systems, Modelling of biological processes
        Literature: 1) G. Schütz, Exactly solvable models for many-body systems far from equilibrium, vol. 19 of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena. (Academic Press, London, 2001)

      2) A. Schadschneider, D. Chowdhury, K. Nishinari: Stochastic Transport in Complex Systems: From Molecules to Vehicles (Elsevier 2010) (Table of Contents: http://www.thp.uni-koeln.de/~as/Mypage/toc_book.pdf)
        Comments: Lecture will be held in German or English, depending on the audience.
      6821 Research Internship / Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe (SiLab): Semiconductor pixel detector development and materials, FPGAs and ASIC Chips (Design and Testing) (D/E) (http://hep1.physik.uni-bonn.de),
      whole day, ~4 weeks, preferred during off-teaching terms, by appointment, PI
        Instructor(s): F. Hügging, H. Krüger, E. von Törne, N. Wermes u.M.
        Prerequisites: Lecture on detectors and electronics lab course (E-Praktikum)
        Contents: Research Internship:

      Students shall receive an overview into the activities of a research group:

      here: Development of Semiconductor Pixel Detectors and Micro-Electronics
        Literature: will be handed out
        Comments: early application necessary

      6822 Research Internship / Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe:
      Proton-Proton-Collisions at the LHC (D/E)
      lab, whole day, ~4 weeks, preferred during off-teaching terms, by appointment, PI
        Instructor(s): E. von Törne, N. Wermes u.M.
        Prerequisites: Lecture(s) on Particle Physics
        Contents: Within 4 weeks students receive an overview/insight of the research carried out in our research group.

      Topics: Analyses of data taken with the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC
      especially: Higgs and Top physics, tau-final states and b-tagging

      The exact schedule depends on the number of applicants appearing at the same time.
        Literature: will be handed out
        Comments: Early application is required
      Contacts: E. von Törne, M. Cristinziani, J. Kroseberg, N. Wermes
      6824 Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Detektorentwicklung und Teilchenphysik an einem Elektron-Positron-Linearcollider / Laboratory in the Research Group: Detector Development and Particle Physics at an Electron-Positron Linear Collider (D/E)
      pr, ganztägig, ca. 4 Wochen n. Vereinb., vorzugsweise in den Semesterferien, PI
        Instructor(s): K. Desch, P. Bechtle
        Prerequisites: Vorlesungen über Teilchenphysik
        Contents: In einem 4 wöchigen Praktikum wird den Studierenden die Möglichkeit gegeben

      anhand eines eigenen kleinen Projektes einen Einblick in die Arbeitsweise

      der experimentellen Hochenergiephysik zu bekommen.

      Themen werden bei der Vorbesprechung vereinbart.

      Möglichkeiten (Beispiele):

      - Simluation von Prozessen am International Linear Collider

      - Messungen an einer Zeitprojektionskammer
        Literature: wird ausgegeben
        Comments: Eine frühe Anmeldung ist erwünscht bei Prof. Desch, Dr. P. Bechtle oder Dr.
      J. Kaminski
      6826 Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Neurophysik, Computational Physics, Zeitreihenanalyse
      pr, ganztägig, ca. 4 Wochen, n. Vereinb., HISKP u. Klinik für Epileptologie
        Instructor(s): K. Lehnertz u.M.
        Prerequisites: basics of programming language (e.g. C, C++, Pascal)
        Contents: This laboratory course provides insight into the current research activities of the Neurophysics group.

      Introduction to time series analysis techniques for biomedical data, neuronal modelling, cellular neural networks. Opportunity for original research on a topic of own choice, with concluding presentation to the group.
        Literature: Working materials will be provided.
        Comments: Contact:

      Prof. Dr. K. Lehnertz

      email: klaus.lehnertz@ukb.uni-bonn.de
      6834 Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Vorbereitung und Durchführung optischer und atomphysikalischer Experimente, Mitwirkung an Forschungsprojekten der Arbeitsgruppe / Laboratory in the Research Group: Preparation and conduction of optical and atomic physics experiments, Participation at research projects of the group (D/E)
      pr, ganztägig, 2-6 Wochen n. Vereinb., IAP
        Instructor(s): M. Weitz u.M.
        Prerequisites: Optik und Atomphysik Grundvorlesungen, Quantenmechanik
        Contents: Studenten soll frühzeitig die Möglichkeit geboten werden, an aktuellen Forschungsthemen aus dem Bereich der experimentellen Quantenoptik mitzuarbeiten: Ultrakalte atomare Gase, Bose-Einstein-Kondensation, kollektive photonische Quanteneffekte. Die genaue Themenstellung des Praktikums erfolgt nach Absprache.
        Literature: wird gestellt
        Comments: Homepage der Arbeitsgruppe:

      6838 Praktische Übungen zur Bildgebung und Bildverarbeitung in der Medizin
      pr, Kliniken Venusberg
      (Teilnahme am Seminar "Medizinische Physik" erforderlich)
        Instructor(s): K. Lehnertz, C. Berg, P. David, F. Träber, P. Trautner
        Contents: Vertiefung der Seminarthemen;
      Praktische Beispiele der Bildgebung in der pränatalen Diagnostik, Radiologie und

      Continuation of topics addressed in the seminar; examples of medical imaging in prenatal diagnosis, radiology, and neurosciences.
        Comments: Termine werden im Laufe des Semester bekannt gegeben.

      Dates to be arranged during the semester.
      6839  Public presentation of Science / Öffentliche Präsentation von Wissenschaft
      2 SWS, Termin nach Vereinbarung
        Dozent(en): H. Dreiner
        Erforderliche Vorkenntnisse: Interesse an der öffentlichen Präsentation von Physik.
        Inhalt: Vorbereitung und Durchführung einer öffentlichen Physikshow.
      astro821  Astrophysics of galaxies
      Th 15:00-18, Raum 0.012, AIfA
      Exercises: 1 hr. by appointment
        Instructor(s): P. Kroupa
        Prerequisites: The following lectures ought to have been attended: Introduction to Astronomy I and II, Stars and Stellar Evolution, The Interstellar Medium
        Contents: The types of galaxies;

      fundamentals of stellar dynamics (Jeans equations, relaxation time);

      elliptical galaxies;

      disk galaxies;

      stellar populations in galaxies;

      formation of galaxies;

      dwarf galaxies (normal dwarfs, tidal dwarfs, ultra-compact dwarfs);

      dark matter and alternatives to Newtonian gravity.
        Literature: Galactic dynamics by J.Binney and S.Tremaine (1987, Princeton University Press);

      Galactic Astronomy by J.Binney and M.Merrifield (1998, Princeton University Press);

      Galaxies in the Universe by L.Sparke and J.Gallagher (2000, Cambridge University Press)
        Comments: This course is worth 6 credit points. To achieve these attendance of the lectures is required and the exam needs to be passed.
      astro822 Physics of the interstellar medium
      Mo 11:15-12:30, Tu 15-16:15, Raum 0.012, AIfA
      Exercises: 1 hr. by appointment
        Instructor(s): F. Bertoldi
        Prerequisites: Introductory astronomy
        Contents: The student shall acquire a good understanding of the physics and of the phases of the ISM. The
      importance for star formation and the effects on the structure and evolution of galaxies is discussed.
      Observing techniques in the various wavelength domains (radio astronomy, infrared, optical, UV, X-Rays)
      shall be studied.
      Contents: Constitutens of the interstellar medium, physical processes, radiative transfer, recombination,
      HI 21cm line, absorption lines, Stroemgren spheres, HII regions,, interstellar dust, molecular gas and
      clouds, shocks, photodissociation regions, energy balancs, the multi-phase ISM, gravitational stability and
      star formation.
        Literature: B. Draine; The Physics of the Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium (Princeton Univ. Press 2010)
      J. Lequeux; The Interstellar Medium (Springer 2005)
      astro8402  X-ray astronomy
      Fr 13-15, Raum 0.012, AIfA
      Exercises: 1 hr. by appointment
        Instructor(s): T. Reiprich
        Prerequisites: Introductory courses on astronomy, atomic physics, and hydrodynamics would be useful.
        Contents: X-rays are emitted from regions where the Universe is hot and wild. The lecture will provide an overview of modern X-ray observations of all major X-ray sources, e.g., remnants of exploded stars, the vicinities of lightweight and supermassive black holes, and collisions of galaxy clusters -- the most massive objects in the Universe. The physical properties of X-ray radiation as well as current and future space-based instruments used to carry out such observations will be described. In the accompanying lab sessions, the participants will learn how to download, reduce, and analyze recent X-ray data from a satellite observatory.
        Literature: A bound script of the lecture notes will be provided.
      astro8404  Radiointerferometry: Methods and Science
      Tu 12-15, Raum 0.008, AIfA
        Instructor(s): F. Bertoldi
        Prerequisites: Einführung in die Radioastronomie (astro123), Radio Astronomy (astro841) would be good but not
        Contents: Basics of radio-interferometric observations and techniques; review of science highlights; use of common
      data analysis packages.
      Principles of interferometry, aperture synthesis, calibration, continuum and spectral line imaging, zero
      spacing, VLBI, use of AIPS and CASA, ALMA and VLA proposal writing, LOFAR and SKA, science highlights.
        Literature: ''Synthesis Imaging in Radio Astronomy II'' (ASP Conference Series, V. 180, 1998), Editors: Taylor, Carilli,
      Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy (Wiley 2001), by Thompson, Moran, Swenson.
      On-line material
        Comments: In English. The lectures are can be seen through skype as well.
      STARTS ON 15 APRIL !
      astro845  Observational cosmology
      Th 13-15, Raum 0.012, AIfA
      Exercises: 1 hr. by appointment
        Instructor(s): C. Porciani, K. Basu
        Prerequisites: Basic concepts of cosmology
        Contents: This class provides an overview of current and future experimental efforts aimed at improving our understanding of the universe, including the nature of dark matter and dark energy. After briefly reviewing the current standard cosmological model, we will focus on the motivations, techniques and aims of the leading experiments in the field.
        Literature: Printouts will be made available and references to relevant review articles will be given during the class.

      Related Textbooks (not required for the exam):
      Galaxy Formation and Evolution (Mo, van den Bosch & White)
      Modern Cosmology (Dodelson)
      Cosmological Physics (Peacock)
      Galaxy Formation (Longair)
      X-ray Emission from Clusters of Galaxies (Sarazin) (available online)

      astro847 Optical Observations
      Fr 11-13, Raum 0.012, AIfA
        Instructor(s): H. Hildebrandt, T. Schrabback
        Prerequisites: Astronomy introduction classes
        Contents: Optical CCD and near infrared imaging, conducting and planning observing runs, detectors, data reduction, catalogue handling, astrometry, coordinate systems, photometry, spectroscopy, photometric redshifts, basic weak lensing data analysis, current surveys, ground-based data versus Hubble Space Telescope observations, how to write observing proposals.

      Practical experience is gained by obtaining and analysing multi-filter CCD imaging observations of galaxy clusters using the 50cm telescope on the AIfA rooftop, as well as the analysis of professional data from the archive.
        Literature: Provided upon registration.
        Comments: The class has a strong focus on hands-on observations and data analysis. It should be particularly useful for students who consider conducting a master's thesis project which involves the analysis of optical imaging data from professional telescopes (e.g. wide-field imaging data or Hubble Space Telescope observations).
      astro849 Multiwavelength observations of galaxy clusters
      Mo 15.30-17, Raum 0.008, AIfA
      Exercises: 1 hr. by appointment
        Instructor(s): T. Reiprich, Y. Zhang
        Prerequisites: Introductory astronomy lectures.
        Contents: Aims of the course:
      To introduce the students into the largest clearly defined structures in the Universe, clusters of galaxies. In modern astronomy, it has been realized that a full understanding of objects cannot be achieved by looking at just one waveband. Different phenomena become apparent only in certain wavebands, e.g., the most massive visible component of galaxy clusters -- the intracuster gas -- cannot be detected with optical telescopes. Moreover, some phenomena, e.g., radio outbursts from supermassive black holes, influence others like the X-ray emission from the intracluster gas. In this course, the students will acquire a synoptic, multiwavelength view of galaxy groups and galaxy clusters.
      Contents of the course:
      The lecture covers galaxy cluster observations from all wavebands, radio through gamma-ray, and provides a comprehensive overview of the physical mechanisms at work. Specifically, the following topics will be covered: galaxies and their evolution, physics and chemistry of the hot intracluster gas, relativistic gas, and active supermassive black holes, cluster weighing methods, Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect, gravitational lensing, radio halos and relics, tailed radio galaxies, and the most energetic events in the Universe since the big bang: cluster mergers.
        Literature: Lecture script and references therein.
      astro8501  Binary stars
      Th 9-11, Raum 0.008, AIfA
      Exercises: 1 hr. by appointment
        Instructor(s): R. Izzard
        Prerequisites: Stellar Structure and Evolution (N. Langer's course) will be of great help as is a general physics background (e.g. in mechanics, electrodynamics, fluid mechanics, basic vector calculus).
        Contents: The Binary Stars course (astro 8501 / 6944) course in the summer semester is part of the Master in Astrophysics. The course provides four exciting credit points. The classes will be held on Thursdays at 9am in room 0.008 at the AIfA: please check the website http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~izzard/binary_stars.html for the start date.

      The classes are a mixture of computer presentations (slides) and blackboard work. You are expected to take your own notes, to complain if I go too fast and to ask pertinent questions. The associated exercise classes are mandatory.

      Course abstract:

      Most stars in our Galaxy are gravitationally bound in binary star systems. Many of these are close enough to each other to interact at some point in their lives with consequences that include the formation of X-ray binaries, millisecond pulsars, thermonuclear novae, supernovae and gamma-ray bursts.

      This course will start by introducing the many types of observed binary-star system. A discourse on orbital dynamics will lead into issues of gravitational interaction such as tides. In the most extreme case this leads to mass-transfer between the components of the binary star. The stability of mass transfer is crucial to understanding, for example, the origin of type Ia supernovae.

      A unique aspect of this course will be the study of populations of binary stars. These include chemically peculiar stars which are keys to understanding both stellar physics and the evolution of our Galaxy. This nicely complements ongoing research in my group at the AIfA.
        Literature: Interacting Binary Stars (J.E.Pringle and R.A.Wade; Cambridge University Press) ISBN 0-521-26608-4
      An Introduction to Close Binary Stars (R.W.Hilditch; Cambridge University Press) ISBN 0-521-79800-0
      Evolutionary Processes in Binary and Multiple Stars (P.P.Eggleton; Cambridge University Press) ISBN-10 0-521-85557-8 / ISBN-13 978-0-521-85557-0
      Onno Pols' notes on binary stars http://www.astro.ru.nl/~onnop/education/binaries_utrecht_notes/
        Comments: For the timetable please see:

      Exercise classes are given by Dominique Meyer on Wednesday afternoons, by appointment, in room 3.010 (third floor seminar room at AIfA). Attendance at these classes is mandatory for entry into the exam (which will be oral or written).
      astro8504  Lecture on Advanced Topics in Modern Astrophysics: The physics of compact objects
      We 10:30-12:30, Raum 0.01, MPIfR
      Exercises: We 15-16:30, Raum 0.01, MPIfR
        Instructor(s): T. Tauris
        Prerequisites: BSc in Physics
        Contents: A general introduction to the basic, fascinating physics of compact objects
      (neutron stars, white dwarfs and black holes) and their binary interactions. We
      introduce the theory of degenerate Fermi gases and apply it to simple equations
      of state for white dwarfs and neutron stars. We investigate the structure,
      cooling and evolution of white dwarfs and neutron stars and compare with
      observational properties. We analyse the formation, evolution and detection of
      X-ray binaries, including the dynamical effects of asymmetric supernovae. In
      particular, we discuss the formation of millisecond radio pulsars and also the
      recent discoveries associated with the extremely magnetic neutron stars called
      magnetars. Finally, we learn about the nature and the detection of gravitational
      waves which will soon open a new window to the Universe.
        Literature: Key background book: Shapiro & Teukolsky (1983) "Black Holes, White Dwarfs and
      Neutron Stars" (Wiley), supplemented with recent review papers and the latest
      observational results. See the lecture homepage for more details.
        Comments: Please see:
      astro851  Stellar and solar coronae
      Th 13-15:15, Raum 0.01, MPIfR
      Exercises: 1 hr. by appointment
        Instructor(s): M. Massi
        Contents: T Tauri (young stellar systems not yet in Main Sequence) and RS CVn systems (evolved stellar systems that already left the Main Sequence), although very diverse systems, have similar flare activities observed at radio and X-ray wavelengths.

      The flares in both systems are several orders of magnitude stronger than those of the Sun. The origin of this activity, defined "coronal activity", depends on the convective zone, the rotation, the formation and dissipation of magnetic fields. In general terms: This is a mechanism of the same type as on the Sun, but enforced by the binary nature of these systems.

      In these lectures we will explore a link between the amplification of initial magnetic fields by dynamo action in several rotating systems ( Sun, binary systems and accretion discs around black holes) and the release of magnetic energy into a corona where particles are accelerated.

      Together with the basic theory there will be as well illustrated the latest progress in the research on stellar coronal emission derived from recent space missions and high-resolution radio observations.

      Solar Cycle: Observations
      Solar Cycle: Theory
      Flare theory
      The standard model of the solar flares
      Physical Processes
      Stellar Coronae
        Literature: The Solar Corona by Golub and Pasachoff. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
        Comments: http://www3.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/staff/mmassi/#coronae1
      astro893  Seminar on stellar systems and galaxies
      Tu 16:15-17:45, Raum 3.010, AIfA
        Instructor(s): P. Kroupa, J. Pflamm-Altenburg
        Prerequisites: Vordiplom or Bachelor in physics;
      The lecture "Stars and Stellar Evolution" (astro811);
      The lecture "Astrophysics of Galaxies" (astro821)
        Contents: The newest literature (e.g. papers from the electronic pre-print server) relevant to research on stars, stellar populations, galaxies and dynamics;
      current and preliminary research results by group members and guests on the above topics.
        Literature: Latest astro-ph pre-prints, or recently published research papers.
        Comments: This course is worth 4 credit points. The corresponding certificate ("Schein") is awarded if the student (a) attends the seminar and (b) holds a presentation. The certificate can be picked up either from P.Kroupa or in the office of the secretary on the third floor (AIfA) at the end of the semester.

      The students will be introduced to the newest state of knowledge in the field of stellar astrophysics, star clusters, galaxies and dynamics. They will familiarise themselves with open questions and acquire knowledge on the newest methods in research.
      astro894  Seminar on astronomy and astrophysics
      Mo 14.00-15:30, Raum 0.012, AIfA
        Instructor(s): Dozenten der Astronomie
        Prerequisites: Lectures: Introduction to astronomy I and II.
        Contents: Current research papers on astrophysical problems (e.g. planet formation, stellar evolution, binary stars, star clusters, galaxies, galaxy clusters, quasars, cosmology).
        Literature: Current research papers, see e.g. astroph http://xxx.lanl.gov/list/astro-ph/new
        Comments: This is the main seminar for Master of Astrophysics students. It is worth 4 credit points. The students will learn to hold a formal but pedagogical presentation about a subject of current international research. Attendance at the seminars of the other students is mandatory.

      Please see

      * The guide for students

      * The guide for supervisors

      The talk topics will be presented on the first lecture day, please see http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~izzard/astrosem.html for details.