University of Heidelberg

Summer semester 2015

Introduction to plasma physics
by S. Tashenov

Introduction PDF

Topics covered:

  • Definition of plasma state
  • Single particle motion in electric and magnetic fields
  • Diffusion and resistivity
  • Fluid models
  • Plasma waves
  • Plasma boundaries
  • Plasma instabilities
  • Atomic processes in plasmas
  • Plasma generation

Winter semester 2014-15

Fundamental physics in strong Coulomb fields
by S. Tashenov and Z. Harman

  • Lecture 1 (22 October 2014) Introduction theory: PDF, experiment: PDF
  • Lecture 2 (29 October 2014) Theory: Bound states of one-electron ions PDF
  • Lecture 3 (5 November 2014) Experiment: Production of highly charged ions PDF
  • Lecture 4 (12 November 2014) Theory: Many-electronc ions & Interaction with the quantized electromagnetic field PDF
  • Lecture 5 (19 November 2014) Experiment: Precision experiments with HCIs, tests of QED PDF
  • Lecture 6 (26 November 2014) Theory: Quantum electrodynamic corrections to the energy levels in ions PDF
  • Lecture 7 (3 December 2014) Experiment: Photoeffect and Bremsstrahlung PDF
  • Lecture 8 (10 December 2014) Theory: Time-dependent perturbation theory and photoionization PDF
  • Lecture 9 (7 January 2015) Theory: Dielectronic recombination with HCI and the Breit interaction PDF
  • Lecture 10 (14 January 2015) Experiment: Dielectronic recombination PDF
  • Lecture 11 (21 January 2015) Theory: Bremsstrahlung PDF
  • Lecture 12 (28 January 2015) Experiment: Ion-matter interactions PDF
  • Exam (Wednesday 4 February 2015, 10:00 in Physikalisches Institut 00.302) List of questions PDF

Summer semester 2014

Introduction to plasma physics
by S. Tashenov

Introduction PDF

Topics covered:

  • Definition of plasma state
  • Single particle motion in electric and magnetic fields
  • Diffusion and resistivity
  • Fluid models
  • Plasma waves
  • Plasma boundaries
  • Plasma instabilities
  • Atomic processes in plasmas
  • Plasma generation

Winter semester 2013-14

Fundamental processes in atomic and molecular collisions
by S. Tashenov and M. Lange

  • Lecture 1 (17 October 2013) Introduction PDF
  • Lecture 2 (24 October 2013) Molecular ion production and storage PDF
  • Lecture 3 (31 October 2013) Dissociative recombination PDF
  • Lecture 4 (7 November 2013) Low energy electron scattering PDF
  • Lecture 5 (14 November 2013) Production of highly charged ions PDF
  • Lecture 6 (21 November 2013) (PDF coming soon)
  • Lecture 7 (28 November 2013) Photoelectric effect and radiative recombination PDF
  • Lecture 8 (5 December 2013) Synchrotron radiation and bremsstrahlung PDF
  • Lecture 9 (12 December 2013) X-ray spectroscopy techniques PDF
  • Lecture 10 (19 December 2013) Resonant recombination PDF
  • Lecture 11 (9 January 2014) Tests of QED PDF
  • Lecture 12 (16 January 2014) Ion-matter interactions PDF

Winter semester 2012-13

Atomic and Nuclear Physics with Highly Charged Ions
by S. Tashenov and Yu. Litvinov

  • Lecture 1 (18 October 2012) Introduction PDF
  • Lecture 2 (25 October 2012) Production of Highly Charged Ions PDF
  • Lecture 3 (8 November 2012) Production of exotic nuclei PDF
  • Lecture 4 (15 November 2012) PDF
  • Lecture 5 (22 November 2012) PDF
  • Lecture 6 (29 November 2012) Precision experiment - tests of QED PDF paper1 paper2 paper3
  • Lecture 7 (6 December 2012) Photoeffect and Radiative Recombination PDF paper1 paper2
  • Lecture 8 (13 December 2012) Bremsstrahlung PDF paper1 paper2
  • Lecture 9 (20 December 2012) Dielectronic Recombination PDF paper1 paper2
  • Lecture 10 (10 January 2013) Ion-Matter interactions PDF
  • Lecture 11 (17 January 2013) Mass and Half-Life Measurements 1 PDF
  • Lecture 12 (24 January 2013) Mass and Half-Life Measurements 2 PDF
  • Ion optics and cooling PDF
  • Select the exam topics here


Gamma-ray Spectroscopy and Imaging
XXIX Physics Heidelberg Graduate Days
by S. Tashenov

  • Lecture 1a (8 October 2012) Introduction PDF
  • Lecture 1b (8 October 2012) Photon-Matter interactions PDF
  • Lecture 2a (9 October 2012) Scintillator detectors PDF
  • Lecture 2b (9 October 2012) Semiconductor detectors PDF
  • Lecture 3 (10 October 2012) Electronic readout PDF
  • Lecture 4 (11 October 2012) Gamma-ray tracking and imaging PDF
  • Lecture 5a (12 October 2012) Gamma-ray polarimetry PDF
  • Lecture 5b (12 October 2012) Monte Carlo simulations PDF


Summer semester 2012

Physics of Ions and Plasmas
by S. Tashenov

  • Lecture 1 (16 April 2012) Introduction PDF
  • Lecture 2 (30 April 2012) Single Particle Motion PDF
  • Lecture 3 (7 May 2012) Particle Acceleration PDF
  • Lecture 4 (14 May 2012) Basic plasma phenomena, types of plasmas PDF
  • Lecture 5 (21 May 2012) Plasma descriptions: Kinetic Theory and Magnetohydrodynamics PDF
  • 4 June 10AM: Visit to Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Center
  • Lecture 6 (4 June 2012) Waves in plasmas PDF
  • Lecture 7 (11 June 2012) Production of highly charged ions PDF
  • Lecture 8 (18 June 2012) Precision experiments with HCI, tests of QED PDF
  • Lecture 9 (25 June 2012) Radiation from charged particles PDF
  • Lecture 10 (2 July 2012) X-ray spectroscopy, imaging and polarimetry PDF
  • Lecture 11 (9 July 2012) Radiative Recombination and Photoeffect PDF
  • Lecture 12 (16 July 2012) Dielectronic Recombination PDF
  • Lecture 13 (23 July 2012) Ion-matter interactions PDF
  • Select the exam topics here
  • Dates for the exam:
    Tuesday 31 July 9AM
    Wednesday 1 August 9AM
    Place: Physics Institute INF226, conference room 00.101 (in the foyer under the diagonal stairs)


Summer semester 2011

Atomic structure and dynamics in strong fields: novel experiments and theoretical advances
by A.Surzhykov and S. Tashenov

  • Lecture 1 (11 April 2011) Introduction theory: PDF, experiment: PDF
  • Lecture 2 (18 April 2011) experiment: Production of Highly Charged Ions PDF
  • Lecture 3 (2 May 2011) theory: Physics of Strong Electromagnetic Fields PDF
  • Lecture 4 (9 May 2011) experiment: Precision tests of bound-state QED in Strong Fields PDF
  • Lecture 5 (16 May 2011) theory: Basics of QED part 1 PDF
  • Lecture 6 (23 May 2011) experiment: X-ray and gamma-ray polarimetry and imaging PDF
  • Lecture 7 (30 May 2011) theory: Basics of QED part 2 PDF
  • Lecture 8 (6 June 2011) Experiment: Radiative Recombination, Photoionization and Bremsstrahlung PDF
  • Lecture 9 (20 June 2011) Experiment: Dielectronic Recombination in storage rings and EBITs PDF
  • Lecture 10 (27 June 2011) Theory: Relativistic electron-photon interaction PDF
  • Lecture 11 (4 July 2011) Experiment: Ion-matter interactions PDF