Neutrinos in particle physics and astrophysics
Walter Winter and Rasmus W. Rasmussen
WS 2015/16

Link to university-owned webpage

Nobel prize 2015 for neutrino oscillations
topic will be covered in lectures 1-5

Lecture: Mondays, 11:15-12:45, NEW 14 1'12
Tutorials: Tuesdays (bi-weekly), 17:00-18:30, NEW 15 1'202
First meeting: Oct. 19, 2015 in NEW 14 1'12 at 11:15 am - CHANGED BECAUSE OF DIES ACADEMICUS

Neutrino physics (overview)
Neutrino oscillations
Solar neutrinos, MSW effect
Neutrino masses and mixings, neutrinoless double beta decay
Neutrinos meet the Standard Model
Neutrinos as cosmic messengers

Carlo Giunti and Chung Kim. Fundamental of neutrino physics and astrophysics. Oxford
Martin Pohl. Einführung in die Hochenergieastrophysik. Shaker
Tom Gaisser. Cosmic rays and particle physics. Cambridge
Malcolm Longair. High-energy astrophysics, vol. 1 (particles, photons and their detection). Cambdrige
Royal Swedish Academy of Science. The Nobel prize in physics 2015. Scientific background: neutrino oscillations

- tentative program of lecture (W. Winter) -

Oct. 12, 2015
No lecture
Oct. 19, 2015
Organizatorial stuff, overview talk
NEW 14 1'12, 11:15
Oct. 26, 2015
Neutrino oscillations in vacuum I

Nov. 2, 2015
Neutrino oscillations in vacuum II

Nov. 9, 2015
Neutrino oscillations in matter I

Nov. 16, 2015
Neutrino oscillations in matter II, MSW effect
Nov. 23, 2015
Origin of fermion masses in Standard Model

Nov. 30, 2015
Replacement date: Dec. 8 (tutorial slot)
Dec. 7, 2015
Origin of neutrino mass, physics beyond the Standard Model?

Dec. 8, 2015
Neutrinoless double beta decay

Dec. 14, 2015

Jan. 4, 2016
Astrophysical cosmic ray and neutrino sources (overview)

Jan. 11, 2016
Kinetic equations for radiation zones

Jan. 18, 2016
Description of particle interactions in sources

Jan. 25, 2016
Gamma-ray bursts as astrophysical test case

Feb. 1, 2016
Neutrino transport and observations

Feb. 8, 2016
Test of physics beyond the nu-Standard Model over cosmological distances

Credit point requirements: Participation in exercises, oral examination

- Tutorials (R. W. Rasmussen) -
tentative dates

Exercise sheet
Nov. 10, 2015
Neutrino oscillations

Nov. 24, 2015
Neutrino oscillations

Dec. 8, 2015

Replacement for Nov. 30th
Dec. 15, 2015
Fermion masses, Majorana fermions

Jan. 12, 2016
Neutrino masses

Jan. 26, 2016
Neutrinoless double beta decay, flavor mixing over astrophysical distances

Feb. 9, 2016
Interactions in astrophysical neutrino sources

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