Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: F4, F4asf. Course coordinator: Docent Joakim Cederkäll, och professor Per Kristiansson,, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Recommended prerequisits: Advanced Nuclear Physiqs or eq. Assessment: In order to pass the student should successfully complete the homework assignments, the project report and give a seminar. The grade is a weighted assessment of these three components. Further information: The course is given by the divisions of nuclear physics and high- energy physics at the faculty of science in co-operation with the division of nuclear physics at the Technical faculty. The course comprises lectures, homework assignments and project work. The lectures may be given in English. Home page:

The purpose of the course is to give an introduction to research in subatomic physics and to present current topics of interest in this field.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

have gained ability to extract relevant information from several scientific papers within a field and to present this information orally as well as in writing.

Modern subatomic physics is a broad and active field of research. It encompasses issues spanning from photo-induced reactions to the question of the existence of the quark-gluon plasma.

In order to illustrate the models and nuclear reactions which are used in today's subatomic research we follow a few current projects with connection to the research at the divisions of nuclear physics and high-energy physics in Lund from the planning stage, via the experiment and data analysis to the final interpretation of the result.

Krane, K.S.: Introductory Nuclear Physics. (as introduction) John Wiley & Sons 1988. ISBN 0-471-80553-X
Recent articles and texts distributed at lectures and for the projects.