2019 Proseminar: Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics

TU Dresden | Sommersemester 2019 2019 Proseminar: Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics


Tuesday, 3. DS. (11:10 - 12:40), SE2/201/H


Steffen Turkat (steffen.turkat@tu-dresden.de)


  • The language of this Proseminar is English.
  • During the first seminar on 2 April 2019 the general procedure, as well as some important presentation skills will be discussed.

How to participate/apply?

  • Please contact the organizer via email as soon as possible and indicate three preferred topics from the list below.
  • Alternatively simply show up in the first seminar and pick one of the remaining topics.
  • The list of presentations with associated students will be updated frequently on this page.
  • If you still want to register write an email to the organizer. There are still open slots in the schedule below.

About the presentation

  • Preparatory meetings: 2 meetings for each talk, further details by email
  • Every talk will last 30 minutes
  • All necessary materials will be provided after all topics are distributed
  • Talks should be given with prepared slides in English (laptop, beamer and pointer will be provided)


  • 16.04.2019
    Exploring the interior of the sun

    The Borexino experiment

  • 30.04.2019
    Visiting the particle zoo
    The Standard Model of particle physics

  • 07.05.2019
    Collisions on a micro-scale
    Interactions between particles and matter

  • 14.05.2019
    Screening the human body
    Radiation detection techniques in medical diagnostics

  • 21.05.2019
    Hunting the rarest nuclear processes
    Experiments investigating the double beta decay

  • 28.05.2019
    Radionuclide therapy in cancer treatment
    Incorporating radioactive substances to irradiate tumor tissue

  • 04.06.2019

  • 18.06.2019

  • 25.06.2019

  • 02.07.2019

  • 09.07.2019

Further available topics:

  • Nuclear Astrophysics Underground
    The world's underground accelerator facilities for nuclear reaction experiments
  • Radioactive ion beam facilities
    Basic concepts of rare isotope beam production and where to find them
  • The Evolution of the Elements
    What is experimentally known about nuclear processes creating chemical elements
  • Space based gamma-observatories
    How can we track nuclide signatures from supernova remnants
  • Radiation therapy in cancer treatment
    Using ion beam facilities to precisely irradiate tumor tissue
  • The age of the Earth, the Galaxy and the entire Universe
    Using alpha spectroscopy for (Cosmo)chronometry
  • The most common decay mode
    The advantages of Beta-Spectrometry
  • Messengers of the nucleus
    Measuring the nuclear structure with Gamma-Spectrometry
  • The solar neutrino problem
    Solar neutrinos and their oscillations
  • Supernova explosion nearby
    How Supernova 1987A started the multi-messenger era
  • How much does a neutrino weight?
    The KATRIN experiment, the worlds most sensitive beta spectrometer
  • Neutron stars
    Nuclear densities on stellar scales
  • Illustrating Quantum Field Theory
    Feynman-Diagrams and their advantages
  • Predicting the rarest nuclear processes
    The theory of the double beta decay
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