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PX435 - Neutrino Physics

  • Module code: PX435
  • Module name: Neutrino Physics
  • Department: Physics
  • Credit: 7.5

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will give an overview of the physics of neutrinos, explain the state of the field today, and describe the experimental work that underlies our current knowledge.

Principal learning outcomes

At the end of this module you should: Be familiar with the basic properties of neutrinos, and the different types of interactions that they undergo; Be able to describe the different sources of neutrinos, and the landmark experiments that studied them; Understand the basic theory of neutrino mass and the implications of a non-zero mass; Exhibit an understanding of the present state of the field, be able to describe the major outstanding questions and be familiar with the possible next steps towards answering these questions.

Timetabled teaching activities

15 Lectures

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
7.5 CATS (Module code: PX435-7.5)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Undergraduate Physics (BSc MPhys) (F304) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 4