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PHY465 Experimental Astroparticle Physics


Laura Baudis, Jose Cuenca, Olaf Steinkamp, Shubhanshu Tiwari (lectures)

Marta Babicz, Pin-Jung Chiu, Diego Ramirez (exercises)


Lectures and exercise sessions will take place at UZH Campus Irchel.

Lecture Monday, 10:15 - 12:00, in Y36-J-33
Exercises Wednesday, 09:00 - 11:00, in Y36-J-33
Exam Wednesday, May 29, 09:00 - 11:00, in Y36-J-33

The first exercise session will take place on February 21, 2024.


Each student is required to give a short talk (~25 min.) about one of the topics discussed in the lecture. 

We will prepare a list of suggested topics. For further information, please contact the respective lecturers.


If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact one of us:

Laura Baudis UZH Y36 K48 044 63 55777
Jose Cuenca UZH Y36 K38 044 63 55770
Olaf Steinkamp UZH Y36 J05 044 63 55763
Shubhanshu Tiwari UZH Y36-K34 044 63 55837
Diego Ramirez UZH Y36-K68 044 635 5740
Marta Babicz UZH Y36-K40 044 635 5792
Pin-Jung Chiu UZH Y36-K40 044 635 5792

Lecture topics

Introduction to astroparticle physics (19.02)

Introduction to cosmic rays (26.02)

Dark matter evidence (04.03)

Dark matter candidates (11.03)

Principles of direct dark matter detection (18.03)

Direct dark matter detection experiments (25.03)

Indirect detection of dark matter, first part (08.04)

Indirect detection of dark matter, second part (15.04)

Gravitational waves, first part (22.04)

Gravitational waves, second part (29.04)

Neutrino phenomenology (06.05)

Neutrino oscillations (13.05)

Neutrino masses and neutrinoless double beta decay (27.05)


Lecture material and exercises

Please see OLAT

Suggested topics for exams (see OLAT)

Further Information


Particle Astrophysics, Donald Perkins, Oxford University Press, second edition

An Introduction to Particle Dark Matter, Stefano Profumo, World Scientific, 2017

A Modern Introduction to Neutrino Physics, Frank F. Deppisch, Morgan and Claypool Publishers, IOP Concise Physics, 2019

Dark Matter in Astrophysics/Cosmology, Anne Green, Physics Lecture Notes, Les Houches Summer School Series (link to arXiv)

Dark Matter Direct Detection of Classical WIMPs, Jodi Cooley, Physics Lecture Notes, Les Houches Summer School Series (link to arXiv)

Particle Dark Matter, Particle Data Group review, Laura Baudis and Stefano Profumo (link to PDG reviews)

Neutrino Masses, Mixing, and Oscillations, Particle Data Group review, M.C. Gonzalez-Garcia and M. Yokoyama (link to PDG reviews)