At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
a. Contribution of the teaching unit to the learning outcomes of the programme (PHYS2M and PHYS2M1)
1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 7.2, 8.1, 8.2.
b. Specific learning outcomes of the teaching unit
At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to :
1. describe neutrino oscillations in a simple quantum mechanical model ;
2. understand the role of neutrinos in particle physics and cosmology ;
3. be familiar with the most important neutrino experiments ;
4. understand the observational evidence for dark matter ;
5. follow the standard calculation for the density of cosmological thermal relics ;
6. put different explanations for the dark matter problem into context ;
7. have an overview of experimental search for dark matter.
Neutrino oscillations (experiment)
Neutrino masses (theory)
Neutrinos in cosmology (theory)
Evidence for the existence of dark matter (observational)
Dark matter theories
The search for dark matter
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Lectures and integrative project.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Oral presentation and written report
Kolb and Turner - The Early Universe.