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1. Course title

Introduction to the Physics of Neutrinos


2. Course code

PAP334


3. Course status: compulsory or optional

-Which degree programme is responsible for the course?

Master's programme in Particle and Astrophysical sciences


-Which module does the course belong to?

PAP3002 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Cosmology
optional for

  • Study Track in Particle Physics and Cosmology


-Is the course available to students from other degree programmes?

yes


4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)


-Master’s level, degree programmes in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine = secondcycle
degree/EQF level 7
-Doctoral level = third-cycle (doctoral) degree/EQF level 8


5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion


-The recommended time for completion may be, e.g., after certain relevant courses have
been completed.


6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered


Spring term, period IV, even years

7. Credit value of the course

5 ECTS

8. Teacher coordinating the course

Anca Tureanu

9. Course learning outcomes


-Description of the learning outcomes provided to students by the course
- See the competence map (https://flamma.helsinki.fi/content/res/pri/HY350274).


10. Course completion methods


Final exam and homework assignments


11. Prerequisites


Quantum Field Theory I, Introduction to Particle Physics I


12. Recommended optional studies


Quantum Field Theory II


13. Course content

Neutrinos in the Standard Model, neutrino mass terms (Dirac and Majorana, seesaw mechanism), neutrino mixing, oscillations of neutrinos in vacuum, neutrinos in matter (oscillations in matter with constant density and adiabatic conversion).


14. Recommended and required literature


Samoil Bilenky, Introduction to the Physics of Massive and Mixed Neutrinos, Springer-Verlag 2018 (2nd edition) - main text

Carlo Giunti and Chung W. Kim, Fundamentals of Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, Oxford University Press 200

Rabindra Mohapatra and Palash Pal, Massive Neutrinos in Physics and Astrophysics, World Scientific 2004 (3rd edition)

Masataka Fukugita and Tsutomu Yanagida, Physics of Neutrinos, Springer Verlag 2003


15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Lectures, homework and exercise sessions

16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale


Final grade is based on homework and final exam

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