“Fundamental interactions” [course code 145660], Master Degree in Physics, 1st semester, 6 CFU.
Radiation-matter interaction: photons and electrons. Particle detectors. Momentum and energy measurements, particle identification. Particle colliders. Introduction to high energy physics. Quarks and leptons. Exchange interactions. Yukawa theory and propagators. Renormalization, gauge invariance, mixing and confinement. Symmetries and conservation laws. C and P. Violation of symmetry. CP violation in weak interactions. The Standard Model. The Higgs mechanism. Antimatter. Baryogenesis and antimatter experiments in the laboratory. The Big Bang model and the cosmic microwave background. Neutrinos-matter decoupling and nucleosynthesis. Dark matter. Experimental evidence. Experimental techniques for the search for dark matter. Neutrinos. Cosmic and atmospheric neutrinos. Majorana neutrinos. The double beta decay without neutrinos. Neutrino oscillations.
Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Multi-messenger observations
“Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Multi-messenger observations” , 2nd semester, Master Degree in Physics, 6 CFU (in collaboration with Prof. G. A. Prodi).
Detectors for astro-messengers other than Gravitational Waves: neutrino observatories, gamma ray observatories. Multi-messenger observations: measurements strategies, data analysis. Recent results:
- gravitational waves and electromagnetic emissions related to GW170817
- high-energy neutrinos and electromagnetic emission from the blazar TXS 0506+056
”Physics” [course code 145011], Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, 2nd semester, 6 CFU (in Italian).
Fundamentals of mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism.