Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics Curriculum
The Nuclear and Particle Physics Curriculum is devoted to the study, from a theoretical and experimental point of view, of the physics of fundamental interactions of elementary particles and nuclei.
The training activities, for the experimental part, cover all the phases that characterize the life of an experiment of Nuclear or Subnuclear Physics: study of devices for particle detection, design of experiments through feasibility studies and Monte Carlo simulations of the main interactions that are intended to be studied, implementation and subsequent testing and calibration of experimental equipment, use of data acquisition and analysis techniques.
For the theoretical part, the training is aimed at a thorough knowledge of the Standard Model of Fundamental Interactions and the main theoretical elements of Nuclear Physics.
The understanding of these topics is ensured by a wide range of lectures, with frontal lessons and advanced laboratories, and also by seminar activities and possible internship periods within Erasmus agreements and, more generally, international partnerships. The thesis activity is often framed within international collaborations in synergy with INFN.
Students’ progress will be tested by individual oral and written exams, and with the elaboration of the Master thesis.
At the end of the course, students must demonstrate that they are able to apply their knowledge and understanding of the main results of Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics, in order to ensure a high-level professional and scientific approach to their work. In particular, students must be able to take active part in the design and realization of new experiments and/or devices, to use and implement advanced theoretical models for the description of phenomena (also through the use of numerical techniques) and to treat and analyze data of considerable complexity.