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physics606 Advanced Quantum Theory
Mo 12-14, We 13, HS I, PI
  Instructor(s): J. Kroha
  Prerequisites: Theoretical courses at the Bachelor degree level, in particular, quantum mechanics; fundamentals of the theory of complex functions.
  • Relativistic quantum mechanics: relativistic wave equations: Klein-Gordon equation, Dirac equation; representations of the Lorentz group: Lorentz transformations of vectors and spinors; non-relativistic limit: Pauli equation and spin; free solutions.

  • Many-body quantum theory: occupation number representation and second quantization; field operators; absorption and emission of radiation; spin-statistics theorem; fundamentals of propagator theory;

  • Scattering theory: partial wave expansion, scattering phase shift; Lippmann-Schwinger equation; Born approximation; optical theorem.

  Literature: Relativistic quantum mechanics:
  • R. Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics
  • F. Schwabl, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Springer
  • J.D. Bjorken, S.D. Drell, Relativistic Quantum Mechanics, McGraw-Hill

    Many-body quantum theory:
  • L. D. Landau, E. M. Lifshitz, Course of Theoretical Physics, Vol. 3: Quantum Mechanics

    Scattering theory:
  • J.J. Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics, Addison Wesley
  • R. Shankar, Principles of Quantum Mechanics
  •   Comments: The lecture course will, in particular, provide the fundamentally new insights that stem from the combination of quantum mechanics with special relativity and from the many-body formulation of quantum mechanics.
    The lecture and exercises will be given in English.
    More information and additional literature will be given on the lecture web page.
    physics611 Particle Physics
    Tu 10-12, Th 8-10, HS, IAP
      Instructor(s): N. Wermes
      Prerequisites: BSc Vorlesung physik511 Physik V (Kerne und Teilchen)
      Contents: • Introduction: overview, notations

    • Basics: kinematics, Lorentz systems, colliders and fixed target experiments

    • Scattering processes: cross section and lifetime, Fermi's golden rule, phase space, 2- and 3-body
    decays, Mandelstam variables

    • Dirac equation, spin and helicity, QED

    • Interactions and fields

    • e+e- annihilation

    • Lepton-p scattering and the quark model

    • Symmetries and conservation laws

    • Strong interaction and QCD

    • Weak interaction

    • Electroweak unification and Standard Model tests

    • The Higgs Boson
      Literature: The lecture does not follow a particular book but larger parts will be close to the book by

    M. Thomson, "Modern Particle Physics", Cambridge University Press

    Further useful books are:

    Halzen, Martin Quarks and Leptons
    D. Perkins Introduction to High Energy Physics
    C. Berger Elementarteilchenphysik
    D. Griffith Introduction to Elementary Particles
    P. Schmüser Feynman-Graphen und Eichtheorien für Experimentalphysiker
      Comments: This lecture is recommended as the first course for master students interested in (experimental) particle physics.
    physics612 Accelerator Physics
    block course March 5th until 16th, 2018
    8-12, SR I, HISKP
      Instructor(s): M. Bai
      Prerequisites: Courses in colleague level physics including classic mechanics, E&M, and all colleague level mathematics.
      Contents: This two-week block course is designed to give the introduction of fundamentals of the accelerator science and technology to the students who are interested in pursuing researches at accelerators, or considering accelerator physics as a possible career. Accelerator field not only offers rich beam physics but also involves engineering deeply. This course also intends to benefit the students from other fields such as engineering and computer science who are interested in the art of accelerating particle beams as well as its applications such as medical field.
    This scope of this course will focus on the fundamental concepts of particle accelerators. The lecture series will offer topics on accelerator developments history and its applications, and fundamental accelerating principles, and basic physics of linear optics and beam dynamics in a synchrotron. Introduction of beam properties and beam based measurements will also be offered.
    Upon the completion of this course, the students are expected to understand the basic acceleration principles of various accelerators, and to comprehend the basics physics of linear optics as well as beam dynamics in a synchrotron. The students are also expected to grasp the terminologies of basic accelerator physics as well as beam techniques so that they are comfortable in discussing with accelerator physicists and specialists.
      Literature: "An Introduction to the Physics of High Energy Accelerators," Wiley Publishers (1993) by D.A. Edwards and M.J. Syphers.
    "Accelerator Physics and Technology" World Scientific Publisher by S. Y. Lee.
      Comments: During the two weeks, a series of lectures during morning sessions, followed by afternoon exercise sessions. The credit will be evaluated based on the final exam.
    physics614 Laser Physics and Nonlinear Optics
    Tu 14-16, Th 14-16, HS, IAP
      Dozent(en): M. Weitz
      Erforderliche Vorkenntnisse: Optics, Atomic Physics, Quantum Mechanics
      Inhalt: - Propagation of Laser Beams, Resonators
    - Atom Light Interaction
    - Principles of Lasers, Laser Systems
    - Properties of Laser Light
    - Applications of Lasers
    - Frequency Doubling, Sum and Difference Frequency Generation
    - Parametric Processes, Four Wave Mixing
      Literatur: - P. Miloni, J. Eberly; Lasers (Wiley, New York, 1988)
    - D. Meschede; Optik, Licht und Laser (Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2005)
    - F. K. Kneubühl; Laser (Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2005)
    - J. Eichler, H.J. Eichler; Laser (Springer, Heidelberg, 2003)
    - R. Boyd; Nonlinear Optics (Academic Press, Boston, 2003)
    - Y.-R. Shen; The principles of nonlinear optics (Wiley, New York, 1984)

      Bemerkungen: The Lecture is suitable for BSc Students beginning with the 5. Semester and for Master-Students.
    physics615  Theoretical Particle Physics
    Mo 16-18, Tu 16, HS I, PI
      Instructor(s): M. Drees
      Prerequisites: Relativistic quantum mechanics.
    Introductory courses in particle physics and quantum field theory are helpful, but not essential.
    Basics of Group Theory
      Contents: Classical field theory,
    Gauge theories for QED and QCD,
    Higgs mechanism,
    Standard model of strong and electroweak interactions,
    Grand unification,
    Nonperturbative aspects of the standard model
    Physics beyond the standard model
      Literature: Cheng and Li, Gauge theories of elementary particle physics
    Halzen and Martin: Quarks and Leptons
    Peskin and Schroeder: An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
    Aitchison and Hey: Gauge Theories in Particle Physics
      Comments: The course (both lectures and tutorials) are in English.
    A condition for participation in the final exam is that 50% of the homework of this class have been solved (not necessarily entirely correctly).

    The first lecture will take place on Monday, October 17th
    physics616  Theoretical Hadron Physics
    We 14-17, SR I, HISKP
      Instructor(s): A. Nogga, A. Rusetsky
      Prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Quantum Theory

    1. Introduction: brief overview of particle physics

    2. Symmetries and Quarks: hadron spectra and interactions, hadron masses, light and heavy
      quarks, simple quark model,...

    3. Hadron Structure: form factors and structure functions, unitarity and analyticity, vector meson
      dominance, dispersion relations,...

    4. Introduction to dispersion relations

    5. Introduction to QCD: QCD Lagrangian, asymptotic freedom,...

    6. Chiral symmetry: spontaneous symmetry breaking, Goldstone theorem, hadron interactions at
      low energies, nuclear forces


    • F. Halzen, A.D. Martin; Quarks and Leptons (Wiley 1984)

    • D.H. Perkins; Introduction to High Energy Physics (Addison-Wesley 1987)

    • J.F. Donoghue et al.; Dynamics of the Standard Model, 2nd ed. (Cambridge University Press 2014)

    • A.W. Thomas, W. Weise; The Structure of the Nucleon (Wiley-VCH 2001)

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

    • F.E. Close; An introduction to Quarks and Partons (Academic Press 1980)

    • J.P. Elliott, P.G. Dawber; Symmetry in Physics (Oxford University Press 1985)

    • W.E. Burcham, M. Jobes; Nuclear and Particle Physics (Prentice Hall 1995)

    • H. Georgi; Lie Algebras in Particle Physics (Westview Press 1999)

    • G. Barton; Introduction to Dispersion Techniques in Field Theory (W.A.Benjamin1965)

    • S. Scherer, M.R. Schindler; A Primer for Chiral Perturbation Theory (Springer 2012)

      Comments: A basic knowledge of Quantum Field Theory is useful.
    physics719 BCGS intensive week (Advanced Topics in High Energy Physics)
    02.10.2017 - 06.10.2017
    Konferenzraum II, PI 1.049, PI
      Instructor(s): E. von Törne
      Prerequisites: For the exercises, basic knowledge of C++ or a similar programming language
    would be good.
      Contents: BCGS Intensive Week, "From Hits to Higgs" - a Discovery Simulation for
    Physics at the LHC
    2.-6. October, Conference room-II, Physikalisches Institut Bonn

    This course will of interest both for students starting their master
    studies, students who start their master project soon, Ph.D. students from
    fields of physics who wish to broaden their horizon. The BCGS intensive week
    at providing a detailed insight of an LHC detector and the experiments that
    done with them to address important questions of fundamental physics today.

    What does one need to know to analyse LHC data? While following these lines,
    particular emphasis is given to
    - the scientific and technical requirements of LHC detectors
    - the physics of tracking and energy detectors
    - the theoretical background of LHC physics (Standard Model + Higgs physics)
    - the experimental methods to address these physics questions
    Of course, not all topics can be addressed to depth within one week. Thus an
    effort is made that students will receive an overview and understand the
    most important mechanisms.

    About half of the course is devoted to a hand-on project which will be
    organized as a simulation game (planspiel). Participants will use toy data to
    reconstruct proton proton collisions. Starting from uncalibrated hits we will
    create our
    own algorithms and finally search for new physics at the LHC. Students will
    learn several aspects of C++ and its applications in high energy physics.
      Comments: The course is an all-day workshop, starting on October 2 at 9:15.
    Due to the severe time constraints, we will meet exceptionally also on October
    3rd, a holiday.
    Students from Cologne: There is a regional express train at 8:38 from Köln-Süd
    that brings
    you to Bonn in time for the lecture. This train is free with your student
    physics732 Optics Lab
    4 to 6 weeks on agreement
      Instructor(s): F. Vewinger, M. Köhl, 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.
    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 9.10.17, 9 c.t.,
    Konferenzraum IAP, 3. Stock Wegelerstr. 8

    Seminartermine ab 16.10.17

    physics741 Modern Spectroscopy
    We 14-16, HS, IAP
      Instructor(s): F. Vewinger
      Prerequisites: Lecture on atoms & molecules on BSc-level
      Contents: The lecture gives an introduction in the field of optical spectroscopy, covering fundamental concepts as well as applications of spectroscopy.
    On the fundamental side, the lecture focusses on the physical principles of atomic and molecular spectra, as well as the principles of different spectroscopy techniques. Here both the fields of low and high resolution spectroscopy are discussed. The lecture also covers important research applications of spectroscopy, for example the determination of fundamental constants and their possible time variation.
    The "real-world" applications discussed in the lecture include topics such as trace gas analysis, optical clocks and lasers in medicine.
      Literature: Original literature will be given in the lecture. Some useful textbooks include the follwing:

    W. Demtröder; Laser spectroscopy (Springer 2002)
    S. Svanberg; Atomic and molecular spectroscopy basic aspects and practical applications (Springer 2001)
    A. Corney; Atomic and laser spectroscopy (Clarendon Press 1988)
    N. B. Colthup, L. H. Daly, S. E. Wiberley; Introduction to infrared and Raman spectroscopy (Academic
    Press 1990)
    P. Hannaford; Femtosecond laser spectroscopy (Springer New York 2005)
    C. Rulliere; Femtosecond laser pulses: principles and experiments (Springer Berlin 1998)
    physics751  Group Theory
    We 10-13, HS, HISKP
      Instructor(s): C. Hanhart, A. Wirzba
      Prerequisites: quantum mechanics, some knowledge of linear algebra

    1. Motivation: symmetries and groups in physics

    2. Finite groups

    3. Group representations and character theory

    4. SU(2), SU(3) and the Poincaré group

    5. Permutation group and Young tableaux

    6. Lie groups and algebras


    • H.F. Jones, Groups, representations and physics, 2nd ed.
      (Taylor & Francis, New York, NY, 1998)

    • A. Zee, Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists
      (Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, 2016)

    • F. Stancu, Group theory in subnuclear physics
      (Clarendon, Oxford, UK, 1996)

    • P. Ramond, Group Theory - A Physicist's Survey,
      (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2010)

    • H. Georgi, Lie algebras in particle physics, 2nd ed.
      (Perseus, Reading, Mass., 1999)

    • M. Hamermesh, Group theory and its application to physical problems
      (Dover, New York, NY, 1989)

    • Lecture notes 'Gruppentheorie' (in German) by S. Scherer, University of Mainz, Summer Term 2010:

    physics767 Computational Methods in Condensed Matter Theory
    Tu 9, Fr 10-12, HS, IAP
      Instructor(s): C. Kollath
      Prerequisites: Some basic knowledge of computer programming is helpful.
      Contents: Modern computational methods for dealing with typical problems arising in condensed matter physics.
    The focus of this lecture is practical working methods for dealing with rather complex problems.

    - Introduction to object oriented programming (using Python as an example)
    - Overview over methods of computational linear algebra methods
    - Representation of quantum statistical models on computers
    - Monte Carlo methods (including Quantum Monte Carlo)
    - Exact diagonalization
    - matrix product state methods/Density matrix renormalisation group
    - Dynamical mean field theory
      Literature: We will use ALPS to explore many of the methods mentioned in the contents.

      Comments: Each student has to run a project with a report. This is the equivalent of
    the usual test.
    physics7502 Random Walks and Diffusion
    Th 14, SR II, HISKP
      Instructor(s): G. Schütz
      Prerequisites: Quantum mechanics, Statistical Physics, Ordinary and partial differential equations.
      Contents: Random walks, diffusion, first passage time problems
      Literature: G.M. Schütz: Exactly Solvable Models for Many-Body Systems Far From Equilibrium, in Phase Transitions und Critical Phenomena 19, pp. 1 - 251, C. Domb und J. Lebowitz (eds.), (Academic Press, London, 2001)
      Comments: One hour lecture plus one hour exercises
    physics772  Physics in Medicine: Fundamentals of Analyzing Biomedical Signals
    Mo 10-12, We 12, SR I, HISKP
      Instructor(s): K. Lehnertz
      Prerequisites: Bachelor
      Contents: Introduction to the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems
    - regularity, stochasticity, deterministic chaos, nonlinearity, complexity, causality, (non-)stationarity, fractals
    - selected examples of nonlinear dynamical systems and their characteristics (model and real world systems)
    - selected phenomena (e.g. noise-induced transition, stochastic resonance, self-organized criticality)
    Time series analysis
    - linear methods: statistical moments, power spectral estimates, auto- and cross-correlation function,
    autoregressive modeling
    - univariate and bivariate nonlinear methods: state-space reconstruction, dimensions, Lyapunov exponents,
    entropies, determinism, synchronization, interdependencies, surrogate concepts, measuring non-stationarity
    - nonlinear analysis of biomedical time series (EEG, MEG, EKG)
      Literature: M. Priestley: Nonlinear and nonstationary time series analysis, London, Academic Press, 1988.

    H.G. Schuster: Deterministic chaos: an introduction. VCH Verlag Weinheim; Basel; Cambridge, New York, 1989

    E. Ott: Chaos in dynamical systems. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 1993

    H. Kantz, T. Schreiber T: Nonlinear time series analysis. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2nd ed., 2003

    A. Pikovsky, M. Rosenblum, J. Kurths: Synchronization: a universal concept in nonlinear sciences. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2001
      Comments: Beginning: Mon, Oct 9, 10:00 ct
    physics774  Electronics for Physicists
    Tu 10-12, Th 12, HS, HISKP
      Instructor(s): P.-D. Eversheim
      Prerequisites: Elektronikpraktikum
      Contents: One of the "classic" abilities of an experimentalist is to build those instruments himself he needs but can not get otherwise. In this context the knowledge of electronics - in view of the growing electronics aided acquisition and control of experiments - becomes a key skill of an experimentalist.
    The intention of this lecture is to enable the students by means of exemplary experiments to work out concepts to solutions for given problems. A focus of this lecture is to show that many of these solutions or concepts to solutions, respectively, are used in other fields of physics too (quantum mechanics, optics, mechanics, acoustics, . . .).

    At the end of this lecture, the student should:
    i) have an overview over the most common parts in electronics.
    ii) be concious about the problems of handling electronic parts and assemblies.
    iii) understand the concepts that allow an analysis and synthesis of the dynamic properties of systems.
      Literature: 1) The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill,
    Cambridge University Press
    - ”The practitioners bible” -
    2) Elektronik für Physiker by K.-H. Rohe,
    Teubner Studienbücher
    - A short review in analogue electronics -
    3) Laplace Transformation by Murray R. Spiegel,
    McGraw-Hill Book Company
    - A book you really can learn how to use and apply Laplace Transformations -
    4) Entwurf analoger und digitaler Filter by Mildenberger,
    - Applications of Laplace Transformations in analogue electronics -
    5) Aktive Filter by Lutz v. Wangenheim,
    - Comprehensive book on OP-Amp applications using the Laplace approach -
    6) Mikrowellen by A.J.Baden Fuller,
    - The classic book on RF and microwaves basics -
    7) Physikalische Grundlagen der Hochfrequenztechnik by Meyer / Pottel
    - An interesting approach to explain RF behaviour by acoustic analogies -
    physics776 Physics in Medicine: Physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Tu 14-16, Th 16, SR II, HISKP
      Instructor(s): T. Stöcker
      Prerequisites: Lectures Experimental Physics I-III (physik111-physik311)
      Contents: - Theory and origin of nuclear magnetic resonance (QM and semiclassical approach)
    - Spin dynamics, T1 and T2 relaxation, Bloch Equations and the Signal Equation
    - Gradient echoes and spin echoes and the difference between T2 and T2*
    - On- and off-resonant excitation and the slice selection process
    - Spatial encoding by means of gradient fields and the k-space formalism
    - Basic imaging sequences and their basic contrasts, basic imaging artifacts
    - Hardware components of an MRI scanner, accelerated imaging with multiple receivers
    - Computation of signal amplitudes in steady state sequences
    - The ultra-fast imaging sequence EPI and its application in functional MRI
    - Basics theory of diffusion MRI and its application in neuroimaging
      Literature: - T. Stöcker: Scriptum zur Vorlesung
    - E.M. Haacke et al, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physical Principles and Sequence Design,
    John Wiley 1999
    - M.T. Vlaardingerbroek, J.A. den Boer, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Theory and Practice,
    - Z.P. Liang, P.C. Lauterbur, Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Signal Processing
    Perspective, SPIE 1999

    physics652 Seminar on Key Experiments in Quantum Optics
    Mo 14-16, HS, IAP
      Instructor(s): F. Vewinger
      Prerequisites: Bachelor education in physics
      Contents: Modern quantum physics builds on a few key experiments which started a new field or settled a long standing debate. An example for the former is trapping of ions or dark state physics, for the latter one can e.g name Bose-Einstein condensation or Bell experiments. 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. The list will also be available prior to the course on ecampus, where early birds can pick a topic in advance.

    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.

    A list of topics is available on ecampus.
      Literature: Will be given in the seminar or on ecampus
      Comments: Early birds can reserve a topic, a list can be found on ecampus.
    physics654 Seminar on the Analysis of Hadron Physics Experiments
    Mo 14-16, SR II, HISKP
      Instructor(s): A. Thiel
      Prerequisites: - Bachelor education
    - Further knowledge in hadron or particle physics would be advantageous, but is not necessary, since a general introduction will be given.
      Contents: This seminar will be divided into two parts.

    The first part will cover talks about experiments in hadron physics and how a data analysis is performed there. Additionally, general information about topics like electronics and calibration of detectors will be given.

    The second part will focus on an experiment performed at ELSA in the last term during the lecture "Particle Detectors and Instrumentation". There will be talks were the electronics of the experiment will be presented and a calibration of the detectors needs to be performed. Finally, the data will be analysed and the results will be presented during the seminar.

      Literature: Will be given in the seminar or on ecampus
    physics655 Computational Physics Seminar on Analyzing Biomedical Signals
    Mo 14-16, SR I, HISKP
      Instructor(s): K. Lehnertz, B. Metsch
      Prerequisites: Bachelor, basics of programming language (e.g., Fortran, C, C++, Pascal)
      Contents: - time series: chaotic model systems, noise, autoregressive processes, real world data
    - generating time series: recursive methods, integration of ODEs
    - statistical properties of time series: higher order moments, autocorrelation function, power spectra,
    corsscorrelation function
    - state-space reconstruction (Takens theorem)
    - characterizing measures: dimensions, Lyapunov-exponents, entropies, testing determinism (basic
    algorithms, influencing factors, correction schemes)
    - testing nonlinearity: making surrogates, null hypothesis tests, Monte-Carlo simulation
    - nonlinear noise reduction
    - measuring synchronisation and interdependencies
      Literature: - H. Kantz, T. Schreiber T: Nonlinear time series analysis. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2nd
    ed., 2003
    - A. Pikovsky, M. Rosenblum, J. Kurths: Synchronization: a universal concept in nonlinear sciences.
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2001
    - WH. Press, BP. Flannery, SA. Teukolsky, WT. Vetterling: Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific
    Computing. Cambridge University Press
    - see also: http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de/~tisean/ and http://www.nr.com/
      Comments: Location: Seminarraum I, HISKP
    Time: Mo 14 - 16 and one lecture to be arranged
    Beginning: Mo October 9 (preliminary discussion)
    6821 Research Internship / Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe (SiLab): Detector Development: Semiconductor pixel detectors, pixel sensors, 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, D. Pohl, 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): M. Cristinziani, T. Lenz, E. von Törne, N. Wermes
      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: J. Dingfelder, E. von Törne, T. Lenz, M. Cristinziani, 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, Python)
      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
    6833  Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Aufbau und Test optischer und spektroskopischer Experimente, Erstellung von Simulationen / Laboratory in the Research Group: Setup and Testing of Optical and Spectroscopical Experiments, Simulation Programming (D/E)
    pr, ganztägig, Dauer ca. 4-6 Wochen, n. Vereinb., IAP
      Instructor(s): D. Meschede u.M.
      Prerequisites: Two years of physics studies (undergraduate/ bachelor program)
      Contents: Practical training in the research group can have several aspects:

    --- setting up a small experiment
    --- testing and understanding the limits of experimental components
    --- simulating experimental situations
    --- professional documentation

    The minimum duration is 30 working days, or 6 weeks.
      Literature: will be individually handed out
      Comments: Projects are always available. See our website.
    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
      Dozent(en): M. Weitz u.M.
      Erforderliche Vorkenntnisse: Optik und Atomphysik Grundvorlesungen, Quantenmechanik
      Inhalt: 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.
      Literatur: wird gestellt
      Bemerkungen: Homepage der Arbeitsgruppe:

    astro811  Stars and Stellar Evolution specific: Stellar Structure and Evolution
    Th 9-11, R. 0.012, AIfA
    Fr 8:45-9:45, CIP-Pool, AIfA
    Exercises: 1 hr in groups
      Instructor(s): N. Langer, L. Grassitelli
      Prerequisites: -
      Contents: -
      Literature: -
      Comments: -
    astro841 Radio astronomy: tools, applications, and impacts
    Tu 14-16, Th 15-16, Raum 0.012, AIfA
    Exercises arranged by appointment
      Instructor(s): F. Bertoldi, St. Mühle
      Prerequisites: introduction to astronomy, electrodynamics
      Contents: Motivation:
    spectacular results, ALMA, SKA, History of radio astronomy
    Radiation fundamentals:
    Radiation mechanisms
    Radio astronomical tools: HI, molecular lines + CI/CII, RRL, continuum (dust, non-thermal
    sources, magnetic fields
    Theoretical Background:
    Fourier optics: convolution, Fourier theorems, antenna diagram, ...
    Spectral line fundamentals: Atomic line emission, molecular line emission, radiative transfer
    Polarization: Synchrotron emission, Stokes parameters, Zeeman splitting
    Aperture Synthesis: interferometry, coordinate systems, earth-rotation synthesis, redundancy,
    transit interferometers
    1D-arrays, 2D-arrays, 3D-arrays
    Dipole and dipole arrays
    Filled aperture antennas: Dish properties, primary focus, secondary foci
    Interferometers: Connected-element, VLBI
    Frontends: from voltage to antenna temperature/visibility, sensitivity, heterodyne receivers,
    Backends: spectrometers, correlators, pulsar backends
    Calibration: noise (instrumental, atmospheric)
    Image reconstruction and data analysis:
    Imaging techniques with single-dish antennas
    Imaging in interferometry
    Spectral line analysis
    Observing strategies:
    dust, magnetic fields, HI, molecular lines
    Trip to Effelsberg
      Literature: Will will adopt the "Just in Time Teaching" (JiTT) concept: reading material will be
    distributed ahead of the lectures, a weekly online quiz will inform the lecturer on the
    understanding of the material and the lectures will focus on the unclear issues, concepts, and
      Comments: Lectures will be given by various local experts for each theme.
    We will have lab visits and an excursion.

    Lecture: Tue+Thu 70 minutes each in timeslot 14 - 16 (exact times tbd in first
    week), room 0.012
    Exercise: Tue or Thu 16-18, room 0.008
    First lecture on 10 Oct. 2017, last lecture on 01 Feb. 2018, no lectures on 31 Oct. and on 23 Dec.-06 Jan.
    Exam: written exam on 06 Feb. 2018 (tbc), make-up exam (Nachklausur) in week
    of 19-23 March 2018
    astro8503 Radio and X-Ray Observations of Dark Matter and Dark Energy
    Fr 13-15, Raum 0.008, AIfA
    Exercises/lab course arranged by appointment
      Instructor(s): T. Reiprich
      Prerequisites: Introduction to astronomy.
      Contents: Introduction into the evolution of the universe and the theoretical background of dark matter and dark
    energy tests.
    Cosmology with clusters of galaxies using X-rays and the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect.
    Cosmic microwave background.
    Cosmic distance scale.
    Cosmic baryon budget and the warm hot intergalactic medium.
      Literature: A lecture script will be distributed.
    astro8531  The Physics of Dense Stellar Systems
    Mo 15-18, Raum 0.012, AIfA
    Exercises arranged by appointment
      Instructor(s): P. Kroupa
      Prerequisites: Vordiploma or BSc in physics
      Contents: Stars form in groups or clusters that are far denser than galactic fields. Understanding the dynamical processes within these dense stellar systems is therefore important for understanding the properties of stellar populations of galaxies. The contents of this course are:

    Fundamentals of stellar dynamics: distribution function, collisionless Boltzmann equation, Jeans equations, Focker-Planck equation, dynamical states,
    relaxation, mass segregation, evaporation, ejection, core collapse.
    Formal differentiation between star clusters and galaxies.
    Binary stars as energy sinks and sources.
    Star-cluster evolution.
    Cluster birth, violent relaxation.
    Birth of dwarf galaxies.
    Galactic field populations.
      Literature: 1) Lecture notes will be provided.
    2) J. Binney, S. Tremaine: Galactic Dynamics (Princeton University Press 1988)
    3) D. Heggie, P. Hut: The gravitational million-body problem (Cambridge University Press 2003)
    4) Initial Conditions for Star Clusters:
    5) The stellar and sub-stellar IMF of simple and composite populations:
    6) The universality hypothesis: binary and stellar populations in star clusters and galaxies:

      Comments: Aims: To gain a deeper understanding of stellar dynamics, and of the birth, origin and properties of stellar populations and the fundamental building blocks of galaxies. See the webpage for details.

    Start: Monday, 16.10.2017, 15:15
    astro856 Quasars and Microquasars
    Th 13-15, Raum 0.01, MPIfR
      Instructor(s): M. Massi
      Contents: Stellar-mass black holes in our Galaxy mimic many of the phenomena seen in quasars but at much shorter timescales. In these lectures we present and discuss how the simultaneous use of multiwavelength observations has allowed a major progress in the understanding of the accretion/ejection phenomenology.

    1. Microquasars and Quasars
    Stellar evolution, white dwarf, neutron star, BH

    2. Accretion power in astrophysics
    Nature of the mass donor: Low and High Mass X-ray Binaries
    Accretion by wind or/and by Roche lobe overflow
    Eddington luminosity
    Mass function: neutron star or black hole ?

    3. X-ray observations
    Temperature of the accretion disc and inner radius
    Spectral states
    Quasi Periodic Oscillations (QPO)

    4. Radio observations
    Single dish monitoring and VLBI
    Superluminal motion (review, article)
    Doppler Boosting
    Synchrotron radiation
    Plasmoids and steady jet

    5. AGN
      Comments: http://www3.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/staff/mmassi/#microquasars1
    6952  Seminar on theoretical dynamics
    Fr 14-16, Raum 3.010, AIfA
      Instructor(s): P. Kroupa, J. Pflamm-Altenburg
      Prerequisites: Diploma/masters students and upwards
      Contents: Formation of planetray and stellar systems
    Stellar populations in clusters and galaxies
    Processes governing the evolution of stellar systems
      Literature: Current research papers.
    6954  Seminar on galaxy clusters
    Th 15-17, Raum 0.006, AIfA
      Instructor(s): T. Reiprich
      Prerequisites: Introductory astronomy course.
      Contents: The students will report about up to date research work on galaxy clusters based on scientific papers.
      Literature: Will be provided.
    6961  Seminar on stars, stellar systems, and galxies
    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.
    6957  IMPRS-Seminar
    Mo 13-14, MPIfR, HS 0.01
      Instructor(s): R. Mauersberger
      Prerequisites: Doctoral candidate in Astronomy
      Contents: In this seminar, doctoral candidates give 20 min. status reports on their thesis work about once a year. A presentation is followed by a scientific discussion. All participants provide feedback on the presentation technique using a standardized format.
      Literature: J. Kuchner: Marketing for Scientists, Island Press