FYS9530 – Subatomic Many-Body Theory II
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus Spring 2020
Teaching and examinations will take place digitally. This may result in changes to your schedule, mandatory activities, exam form and grading scale. See updated information on the semester page and in Canvas.
FYS9530 Subatomic Physics: Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collision Theory is devoted to the theory of high-energy collisions between nuclei and phase transitions in nuclear matter. The curriculum is specially adopted for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, because three LHC experiments, ALICE, ATLAS and CMS, will study both high-energy particle physics and relativistic heavy-ion physics. The course consists of a basic part and detailed subjects on request.
The basic units are:
- Phenomenology of relativistic heavy-ion collisions
- Quantum Chromodynamics, phase diagram and the equation of state of nuclear matter under extreme conditions
- Model descriptions of relativistic nucleon-nucleon and heavy-ion collisions: Hydrodynamics, Glauber model, Dual Parton Model and other selected models, and model predictions to be tested at the Large Hadron Collider.
Two other units should be chosen among the following topics: Signatures of new phenomena in relativistic heavy-ion collisions:
- Jet production and jet quenching
- Anisotropic flow
- Photon and di-lepton production
- Heavy quarkonia production
- Femtoscopy and two-particle correlations
- Strangeness and the thermal statistical model
- Color Glass Condensate and glasma
- Chiral symmetry restoration and masses of resonances
- Neutron stars and exotic phases at extreme baryon densities
After the course students should have knowledge about:
- Big Bang in early universe and mini Big Bang at LHC at CERN
- New states of matter produced in high-energy nucleus-nucleus collisions, like Quark Gluon Plasma and color glass condensate
- Phase transitions in dense and hot nuclear matter and their signatures
- The basics of Quantum Chromodynamics
- Different models of relativistic hadron-hadron and heavy-ion collisions
- Predictions of these models for LHC at CERN
Admission to the course
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
- 10 credits overlap with FYS4530 – Subatomic Many-Body Theory II.
The course extends over a full semester with 3 hours of lectures and 2 hours of problem solving per week.
Written exam after each completed unit,each weighted 10% of the grade. One project report, weighed 10% of the grade. Final oral exam, weighed 50% of the grade.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: FYS4530 – Subatomic Many-Body Theory II
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: