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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 sigma-models 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), D-branes and Yang-Mills theory, superstring theories (type IIA, IIB & heterotic), basics of conformal field theory, Calabi-Yau 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 short-comings 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 anti-de 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
Impressum  | last modified 23 Nov 2012