Structure of Lecture Courses
The following table gives an overview over the lecture courses offered as part of the graduate program:
Beyond the Standard Model/ String Theory 

1st winter 
Introduction to Supersymmetry/ Supergravity
Topics covered:
supersymmetry algebra and representation theory,
superfields and superspace,
supersymmetric actions,
supersymmetry breaking,
the supersymmetric standard model,
supersymmetric QCD,
supersymmetric sigmamodels and Kähler geometry,
supergravity and its couplings to matter

1st summer 
Introduction to String Theory
Topics covered:
quantisation of the bosonic string (open and closed),
Dbranes and YangMills theory,
superstring theories (type IIA, IIB & heterotic),
basics of conformal field theory,
CalabiYau compactifications

2nd winter 
Advanced Topics in String Theory / QFT II
See announcements

2nd summer 
Physics Beyond the Standard Model II/General Relativity II
See announcements

Theoretical Particle Physics  
1st winter 
Introduction to the Standard Model
Topics covered: physics of the electroweak and strong interactions, renormalisation of spontaneously broken gauge theories, Higgs physics, electroweak precision physics, ﬂavour and neutrino physics.

1st summer 
Physics Beyond the Standard Model I
Topics covered:
problems and shortcomings of the Standard Model,
effective field theories,
the Standard Model as an effective field theory and the hierarchy problem,
models of physics beyond the Standard Model,
supersymmetric field theories, Dark Matter, Grand Unified Theories,
supersymmetry breaking,
SUSY at the LHC,
composite Higgs and fingerprinting the Higgs at the LHC

2nd winter 
Advanced Topics in Theoretical Particle Physics I
This course will focus on latest developments in theoretical particle physics. See announcements

2nd summer 
Advanced Topics in Theoretical Particle Physics II
This course will focus on latest developments in theoretical particle physics. See announcements

Experimental Particle Physics  
1st winter 
Advanced Topics in Experimental Particle Physics
This course will focus on latest developments in experimental particle physics. See announcements

1st summer 
Advanced Topics in Detector Physics
This course will focus on latest developments in detector physics. See announcements

2nd winter  
2nd summer 
Astroparticle Physics  
1st winter 
Theoretical Cosmology
Topics covered:
properties of de Sitter and antide Sitter space,
Penrose diagrams,
holographic principle,
basics of thermal field theory and nonequilibrium processes,
inflation and cosmological fluctuations

1st summer 
Advanced Topics in Astroparticle Cosmology I
This course will focus on latest developments in astroparticle cosmology. See announcements

2nd winter 
Advanced Topics in Astroparticle Cosmology II
This course will focus on latest developments in astroparticle cosmology. See announcements

2nd summer 