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School of Science
PHYSICS
Course unit
ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS
SCP7081703, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
PHYSICS
SC2382, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track PHYSICS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS
Website of the academic structure http://physics.scienze.unipd.it/2018/laurea_magistrale
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge FRANCESCO D'ERAMO FIS/02

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SCP7081703 ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS FRANCESCO D'ERAMO SC2382
SCP7081703 ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS FRANCESCO D'ERAMO SC2382

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines FIS/02 Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Models and Methods 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 D'ERAMO FRANCESCO (Presidente)
PARADISI PARIDE (Membro Effettivo)
MASTROLIA PIERPAOLO (Supplente)
MATARRESE SABINO (Supplente)
1 ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 PARADISI PARIDE (Presidente)
MASTROLIA PIERPAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
MATARRESE SABINO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: It is suggested to take the following courses in the first semester: Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Physics of Fundamental Interactions and General Relativity.
Target skills and knowledge: In this course, we will highlight the synergy between studies of the largest and smallest observable length scales. As we will see throughout the lectures, the tools we developed by investigating Nature at the smallest observable length scales allowed us to come to a consistent picture of the Universe. According to such a picture, the fundamental constituents are baryons, dark matter, and dark energy, supplemented by initial conditions determined by an early epoch of inflation. However, many questions are still unanswered. The aim of this course is to make students aware of such issues, review the most common solutions and potentially discuss novel ideas suited for a master thesis project.
Examination methods: Oral Exam.
Assessment criteria: The oral exam will establish the degree of understanding of the material covered in class and the ability to expose it in a logical and coherent manner.
Course unit contents: 1) Symmetries and Conserved Quantities in the Standard Model of Particle Physics

2) Particle Physics in the Expanding Universe

3) Energy Budget of our Universe

4) Big Bang Nucleosynthesis as a Probe for Physics Beyond the Standard Model

5) Particle Physics Models for Baryogenesis

6) Dark Matter Genesis in the Early Universe

7) Inflation and its Role in Dark Matter Genesis

8) Dark Matter Particle Candidates

9) Cosmic Rays

10) Experimental Searches for Dark Matter

11) Stars as Particle Physics Laboratories
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Blackboard lectures.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The students will be provided with notes on each topic discussed during the course. Moreover, in each chapter of the notes there will be a reference to the literature that inspired the discussion in class.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Perkins, Donald H., Particle astrophysicsD.H. Perkins. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bergstrom, Lars; Goobar, Ariel, Cosmology and particle astrophysicsLars Bergstrom, Ariel Goobar. Berlin [etc.]: Springer, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Kolb, Edward; Turner, Michael, Early Universe. New York: Westview Press, 1994. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Profumo, Stefano, An introduction to particle dark matterStefano Profumo. New Jersey: World Scientific, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Raffelt, Georg, Stars as Laboratories for Fundamental Physics. --: The University of Chicago Press Book, 1996.