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PHY465 Experimental Astroparticle Physics


Laura Baudis, Michelle Galloway, Olaf Steinkamp, Shubhanshu Tiwari (lectures)

Diego Ramirez, Christian Wittweg (exercises)


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

Lecture Monday, 10:15 - 12:00, in Y27-H-28
Exercises Wednesday, 09:00 - 11:00, in Y36-J-33
Exam tbd

The first exercise session will take place on March 2, 2022.


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
Michelle Galloway UZH Y36 K38 044 63 56686
Olaf Steinkamp UZH Y36 J05 044 63 55763
Shubhanshu Tiwari UZH Y36-K34 044 63 55837
Diego Ramirez UZH Y36-K68 044 635 5740
Christian Wittweg UZH Y36-K70 044 635 6692

Lecture topics

Introduction to astroparticle physics (21.02)

Introduction to cosmology (28.02)

Dark matter evidence (07.03)

Dark matter candidates (14.03)

Introduction to cosmic rays (21.03)

Indirect detection of dark matter, first part (28.03)

Indirect detection of dark matter, second part (04.04)

Neutrino phenomenology (11.04)

Neutrino oscialltions (25.04)

Neutrino masses (02.05)

Gravitational waves, first part (09.05)

Gravitational waves, second part (16.05)

Principles of direct dark matter detection (23.05)

Direct dark matter detection experiments (30.05)


Lecture material and exercises

Please see OLAT

Suggested topics for exams (coming soon)

Further Information


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

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

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)