Course syllabus

Modern subatomär fysik
Modern Subatomic Physics

FKF070, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2016-03-29

General Information

Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
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.


Required prior knowledge: FKFN20 Nuclear Physics, Advanced Course.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FYST16

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: docent Joakim Cederkäll, Kärnfysik,
Course homepage:
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.