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Spring 2010 Lecture Notes
 

Some of the suggested readings from various books are available in the Handouts section. Textbooks are on reserve in the Physics Library.

Lecture 1
Introduction
Lectures 2&3
Ch 1-2 Bergstrom and Goobar, Ch 2 Perkins, Ch 3-5 Hartle
Special relativity
Lectures 2&3&4&7
Ch 3-4, 8 Bergstrom and Goobar, Ch 2 and 5-8 Perkins, Ch 6 Hartle

General relativity 1

General relativity 2

General relativity 3

General relativity + Short Notes on MC

Lectures 5&8&12&13&14

Ch 7 Perkins and reviews in Handouts

Grupen, Bergstrom&Goobar

 

Dark Matter

Direct Detection of DM

Indirect Detection of DM (includes also CR detection PAMELA and AMS)

Discussion connected to HW2 on neutrino background in DM detectors (read also Strigari's paper)

Lecture 8-9-10-11
Leroy-Rancoita Ch 2, 5, 6, Rosswog-Bruggen, Longair vol 1 and see Handouts section

Ionization for charged particles

Energy losses of electrons and positrons, synchrotron and Bremsstrahlung, Interactions radiation with Matter

Cherenkov, EM and hadronic showers

Detectors: scintillators, photomultipliers, semiconductor detectors and photodiodes

Lecture 15 - 22 - 23-24-25

Gamma-Astronomy

Source description includes also predictions on Neutrinos

 

Fermi-GLAST

Cherenkov light in the atmosphere and Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes

Science Motivations, Pulsars, binaries, microquasars, GRBs, AGNs

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Lecture 25-26-27-28

 

Neutrino Astronomy

Neutrino - Gamma connection and Neutrino properties and oscillations

Neutrino Telescopes

Lecture 16-17-18
Cosmic Rays (see review in handout section, TK Gaisser book and T. Stanev book)

Spectrum and Composition, Sources

Cosmic Rays in the Atmosphere

UHECR

Lecture 21
SN Collapse neutrinos (by Prof. F. Halzen)
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