Cosmic Radiation

Course Information
TitleΚΟΣΜΙΚΗ ΑΚΤΙΝΟΒΟΛΙΑ / Cosmic Radiation
CodeΠΣ0210
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAnastasios Liolios
CommonNo
StatusInactive
Course ID40000864

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600036460
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ΓΘ0201 Physics I: mechanics and waves
  • ΓΘ0202 Physics II: thermodynamics and electricity
  • ΓΘ0240 Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • ΠΣ0203 Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particles
Learning Outcomes
Students are introduced to the new field of "AstroParticle Physics". They are informed for the big world effort, theoretical and experimental, to understand what we see through the new "window" for observing the cosmos.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
Discovery of cosmic rays (CR). Effect of the geomagnetic field and of solar wind on CR. Passing radiation through matter. Cherenkov radiation. Primary and secondary CR. Extensive Atmospheric Showers. CR propagation in the Galaxy. Cosmic clocks. Origin and acceleration of CR. Ultra high energy CR and GZK-cutoff. Gamma Ray Bursts. Dark Matter and methods for its detection.
Keywords
cosmic rays, cosmic radiation, Extensive Atmospheric Showers, Cherenkov radiation, propagation, acceleration, cosmic clock, Ultra high energy, GZK-cutoff, Dark Matter
Educational Material Types
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Lectures and presentations. Study of papers, preparation of projects.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures30
Tutorial4
Other / Others6
Total40
Student Assessment
Description
Written exams (80% contribution to the final grade). Preparation and presentation in the class of a relative subject (20% contribution to the final grade).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
"ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΙΣ ΚΟΣΜΙΚΕΣ ΑΚΤΙΝΕΣ", Α. ΛΙΟΛΙΟΣ, Εκδ. COPYCITY "ΚΟΣΜΙΚΗ ΑΚΤΙΝΟΒΟΛΙΑ", ΕΛΕΝΗ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΜΑΥΡΟΜΙΧΑΛΑΚΗ, Εκδ. ΣΥΜΜΕΤΡΙΑ
Additional bibliography for study
“Astroparticle Physics”, Claus Grupen, Springer, 2005 “A thin cosmic rain”, Michael W. Friedlander, Harvard University Press, 2000 “Particle Astrophysics”, Donald H. Perkins, Oxford University Press, 2003
Last Update
20-09-2013