Durham University

Department of Physics

Physics Postgraduate Courses 2018/19

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Course Director: Prof Carlton Baugh

Overview of the Postgraduate Course for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Research tools in astronomy I
Research tools in astronomy II
Writing and evaluating scientific papers
Astrophysics
Research project

Timetable Information for Astonomy and Astrophysics

Advanced Instrumentation

Course Director: Dr Richard Wilson

Overview of the Postgraduate Course for Advance Instrumentation

Astronomy and Astrophysics modules are taken during Michaelmas term – see above for timetable. The Epiphany term module are:

Good Practise in Software Engineering
Detectors, simulation and control
Optical Engineering
Optical Design with Zemax
Precision Optics Manufacture
Programme Management & Systems Engineering
New Technologies for Astronomical Spectroscopy


Timetable information for Advanced Instrumentation

Centre for Particle Theory

Course Director: Dr Balt van Rees

Overview of the Postgraduate Course for the Centre for Particle Theory

Introductory Field Theory
Group Theory
Standard Model
General Relativity
Quantum Electrodynamics
Quantum Field Theory I & II
Cosmology I

Supersymmetry
Conformal Field Theory
Cosmology II
Non-perturbative Physics
Flavour Physics and Effective Field Theories
Neutrino Physics
Astroparticle Physics
Anomalies
Strong Interaction Physics

Superstrings and D-branes
Euclidean Field Theory
2d Quantumn Field Theory