Cosmic Radiation

Course Information
TitleΚΟΣΜΙΚΗ ΑΚΤΙΝΟΒΟΛΙΑ / Cosmic Radiation
CodeΠΣΕ203
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorChristos Eleftheriadis
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40003048

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2022

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses745

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)

Registered students: 103
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreGeneral Electives744

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600217044
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)
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. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have encounter topics related to cosmic particles bombarding the earth from space with high and extremely high energies. They will have acquired knowledge about the general subject of Astro-Particle Physics which is rapidly developing around the world through international collaborations and will have been informed about the latest developments and research activity in related topics. Some of the issues they will be dealing with are the effect of the Earth's magnetic field and solar activity on cosmic radiation (space weather), extensive atmospheric particle showers and devices for detecting them, the origin and acceleration of cosmic rays in the Galaxy and finally, very introductory with dark matter and dark energy that determine the evolution of the universe.
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. Dark energy.
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
Lectures1173.9
Reading Assigment
Project
Exams30.1
Total1204
Student Assessment
Description
Written exams (80% of the final grade): students are asked to answer exam questions in writing. Public Presentation of work (20% of the final grade): Study and development of a topic by students (bibliography or simulation study) and its presentation with Power Point.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
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
19-01-2021