Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology, 7.5 credits

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The course describes:

Nuclear physics: properties of the atomic nuclei. Alpha-, beta- and gamma decay. Nuclear reactions. Ethical and social assessments.

Particle physics: Standard model for particle physics. Feynman diagrams to illustrate processes and estimations of cross sections.

Astrophysics and cosmology: Our place in the universe, something about stars, galaxies, and other astronomical objects and cosmic radiation. Early universe and the formation of elements, dark matter and dark energy.

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