^ Prerequisites: Introduction to Quantum Physics Quantum Mechanics Course contents: Theory of angular momentum. Addition of angular momenta. ClebschGordan coefficients. Identical particles. Pauli’s exclusion principle. Approximation methods: variational calculation, timedependent and timeindependent perturbation theory, semiclassical approximation. Relativistic wave equation: KleinGordon and Dirac equations. Feynman path integration. Recommended reading: ^ Notes32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises ******************************************************************************* Course code: Course title: Laboratory of Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics ^ : lectures plus laboratory Level of course: Advanced Level Course Year of study: 1st Duration: semester Period: 2° Trimester Spring (JanuaryMarch) Number of credits: 5 Name of Lecturer: M. Schioppa Teaching methods: lectureslaboratory Assessment methods: oralseminar Language of instruction: Italian Objective of course: ^ Prerequisites: Data acquisition and analysis Course contents: Standard nuclear electronic instruments: NIM, CAMAC, VME. Integral flux measurements of penetrating radiation. Tracking of charged particles in drift chambers. Differential flux measurements of penetrating radiation. Energy measure of charged particles. Experimental setup for fixed target and colliders. ^ : Notes24 hours lectures + 6 hours exercises + 30 hours laboratory ******************************************************************************* Course code: Course title: Advanced Numerical Methods ^ : lectures Level of course: Advanced Level Course Year of study: 2nd Duration: semester Period: 1° Trimester Spring (OctDec) Number of credits: 5 Name of Lecturer: Teaching methods: lectures Assessment methods: oralseminar Language of instruction: Italian Prerequisites: Numerical Methods Course contents: Numerical methods for fluid equations: finite differences, compact differences, spectral and pseudospectral methods. Numerical methods for kinetic equations. Particle and Monte Carlo simulations. NotesElective module; 32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises ******************************************************************************* ^ : Course title: Quantum Electrodynamics Type of course: lectures Level of course: Advanced Level Course Year of study: 2nd Duration: semester Period: 1° Trimester Spring (OctDec) Number of credits: 5 Name of Lecturer: R. Fiore Teaching methods: lectures Assessment methods: oralseminar Language of instruction: Italian Objective of course: ^ Prerequisites: Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Theory of Free Relativistic Fields Course contents: Smatrix and Wick’s theorem. Lagrangian of quantum electrodynamics (QED). Feynman rules for QED. Compton, Moeller and Bhabha scattering. Lepton production in electronpositron collisions. Bremsstrahlung. Infrared divergences. Radiative corrections. Regularization and renormalization of QED. Lamb shift. Electron anomalous magnetic moment. Recommended reading: ^ NotesElective module ; 32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises ******************************************************************************* Course code: Course title: Gauge Theories ^ : lectures Level of course: Advanced Level Course Year of study: 2nd Duration: semester Period: 1° Trimester Spring (OctDec) Number of credits: 5 Name of Lecturer: R. Fiore Teaching methods: lectures Assessment methods: oralseminar Language of instruction: Italian Objective of course: ^ Prerequisites: Advanced Quantum Mechanics Theory of Free Relativistic Fields Quantum Electrodynamics ^ : Gauge principle. NonAbelian gauge theories. Spontaneous symmetry breaking. Higgs mechanism. Feynman formulation of quantum mechanics and field theory. Standard model of electroweak interactions. Quantum chromodynamics: perturbation theory. Gauge theories on a spacetime lattice. Recommended reading: ^ NotesElective module ; 32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises ******************************************************************************* ^ : Course title: Statistical Field Theory Type of course: lectures Level of course: Advanced Level Course Year of study: 2nd Duration: semester Period: 1° Trimester Spring (OctDec) Number of credits: 5 Name of Lecturer: Teaching methods: lectures Assessment methods: oralseminar Language of instruction: Italian Objective of course: ^ Prerequisites: Advanced Quantum Mechanics Field Quantization and Quantum Statistics Theory of Free Relativistic Fields ^ : Spin systems. Ising model. WilsonKadanoff renormalization group. Critical behaviour. Universality. Helium superfluidity. LandauGinzburg superconductivity. Higgs phenomenon. Goldstone theorem. Integer quantum Hall effect. NotesElective module ; 32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises ******************************************************************************* ^ : Course title: Symmetries and Conservation Laws Type of course: lectures Level of course: Advanced Level Course Year of study: 2nd Duration: semester Period: 1° Trimester Spring (OctDec) Number of credits: 5 Name of Lecturer: G. Crosetti Teaching methods: lectures Assessment methods: oralseminar Language of instruction: Italian Objective of course: ^ Prerequisites: Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics Course contents: Noether’s theorem in classical theory and quantum mechanics. Discrete symmetries: parity (P), charge conjugation (C), time reversal (T). CPT theorem. Parity violation in weak interactions. CP violation in Kmeson decay. CP violation in Bmesons. CP violation and implications in cosmology. PEPII accelerator and BaBar experiment. NotesElective module ; 32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises ******************************************************************************* ^ : Course title: Particle Detectors Type of course: lectures Level of course: Advanced Level Course Year of study: 2nd Duration: semester Period: 1° Trimester Spring (OctDec) Number of credits: 5 Name of Lecturer: M. Schioppa Teaching methods: lectures Assessment methods: oralseminar Language of instruction: Italian Objective of course: ^ Prerequisites: Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics Course contents: Standard nuclear electronic instruments: NIM, CAMAC, VME. Integral flux measurements of penetrating radiation. Tracking of charged particles in drift chambers. Differential flux measurements of penetrating radiation. Energy measure of charged particles. Experimental setup for fixed target and colliders. NotesElective module ; 32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises ******************************************************************************* ^ : Course title: Particle Accelerators Type of course: lectures Level of course: Advanced Level Course Year of study: 2nd Duration: semester Period: 1° Trimester Spring (OctDec) Number of credits: 5 Name of Lecturer: M. Schioppa Teaching methods: lectures Assessment methods: oralseminar Language of instruction: Italian Objective of course: ^ Prerequisites: Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics Course contents: Cosmic rays. Sources of charges particles. Tension amplifiers. Resonating cavities. Microwave power sources. Linear accelerators. Principle of phase stability. Focusing. Ring accelerators. Npolar magnetic elements. Strong focusing. Synchrotron radiation. NotesElective module ; 32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises ******************************************************************************* ^ : Course title: Radioactivity Type of course: lectures Level of course: Advanced Level Course Year of study: 2nd Duration: semester Period: 1° Trimester Spring (OctDec) Number of credits: 5 Name of Lecturer: E. Lamanna Teaching methods: lectures Assessment methods: oralseminar Language of instruction: Italian Objective of course: ^ Prerequisites: Advanced Quantum Mechanics Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics Course contents: Nuclear instability. rays. Radiation sources. Radioactive families. Techniques for radiation detection. NotesElective module ; 32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises ******************************************************************************* ^ : Course title: Nuclear Reactions Type of course: lectures Level of course: Advanced Level Course Year of study: 2nd Duration: semester Period: 1° Trimester Spring (OctDec) Number of credits: 5 Name of Lecturer: R. Alzetta Teaching methods: lectures Assessment methods: oralseminar Language of instruction: Italian Objective of course: ^ Prerequisites: Advanced Quantum Mechanics Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics Course contents: Scattering theory. LippmannSchwinger equation. Born approximation. Optical theorem. Partial wave expansion. Low energy and bound states. Effective range. Timedependent formulation. Young tableaux. Δ baryonic decuplet, introduction of colour. SU(2) group, angular momentum and spin, rotations. Spherical tensors. WignerEckart theorem. Isospin symmetry. Deuteron. Nuclear photoproduction of pions. Hypernuclei. Relativistic and nonrelativistic heavy ions. Ultrarelativistic kinematics. ^ : Handouts are given throughout the course NotesElective module ; 32 hours lectures + 12 hours exercises ******************************************************************************* Course code: Course title: Radioprotection and Dosimetry ^ : lectures Level of course: Advanced Level Course Year of study: 2nd Duration: semester Period: 1° Trimester Spring (OctDec) Number of credits: 5 Name of Lecturer: E. Lamanna Teaching methods: lectures Assessment methods: oralseminar Language of instruction: Italian Objective of course: ^ Prerequisites: Radioactivity Course contents: Ionizing radiationmatter interaction. Radioprotection parameters. Dosimetric instruments. Main applications of radioactive substances. Internal and external protection from natural and artificial radiation sources. Management of radioactive waste. ^ : Handouts are given throughout the course ******************************************************************************* Course code: 50900520 Course title: Biochemistry Type of course: lectures Level of course First degree course Year of study: 2nd Duration: semester Period: 1° Trimester Spring (OctDec) Number of credits: 5 Name of Lecturer: Teaching methods: lectures Assessment methods: oralseminar Language of instruction: Italian Objective of course: Students should gain a basic understanding of biochemistry.Prerequisites: General chemistry (50900389) Course contents: Principles of protein structures and function. An introduction to thermodynamics, enzymes, and catalysis. The energetics of ATP and other highenergy compounds. Metabolism: pathways and regulation of the major metabolic processes of energy generation and storage. Metabolic pathways of small molecules (amino acids and nucleotides). Recommended reading: David L. Nelson, Albert L. Lehninger, Michael M. Cox. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, III° Edition.
