FFYS7057 Nuclear and particle physics II 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Eino Valtonen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2017–2018 X
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

To widen and deepen the knowledge gained on the course Ydin- ja hiukkasfysiikka I (Nuclear and Particle Physics I). After completion the course the student understands the main principles of the theories of alpha- and beta-decay and is able to apply these theories in predicting decay probabilities. Based on the models and kinematics of nuclear reactions, the student is able to estimate reaction cross sections. The student has basic knowledge of nuclear astrophysics. The student also understands which processes affect the propagation of radiation in matter. On the experimental side, the student is familiar with the basic principles of the machines used for creating high-energy particle radiation and the detectors and detector arrangements used for detecting these particles.


Gamow and Fermi theories. Kinematics of nuclear reactions and compound nucleus reactions. Particle and nuclear reactions in the early universe. Interaction of radiation with matter. Particle accelerators. Charged particle detectors used in high-energy physics and in solar and cosmic-ray physics.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h
Exercises 12 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

Written examination (in English) with obligation to perform >20 % of the exercises.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

Period II of 4th or 5th year of studies.

Study materials

Lecture notes available in advance and summaries provided at the course web site.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Incoming examinations

Jan 12, 2018
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Degree Programme in Physical Sciences
DP in Physics Education Track
Degree Programme in Physical Sciences
DP in Theoretical Physics
Finnish Study Modules