Course description

The course consists of an introduction to modern astronomy with an emphasis on
physical understanding. The course will first give a broad overview of the properties and constituents of the universe, and thereafter describe how to observationally obtain knowledge about the universe and its evolution. The course deals then the fundamental physics in astrophysics, such as radiation laws, gas laws, atomic physics and nuclear physics. This is first applied on stellar evolution and the final stages. Then galaxies and clusters of galaxies are discussed The course ends with the basics of modern cosmology.

Teacher

Arjan Bik 08-5537 8549, arjan.bik@astro.su.se

Course literature

Maoz, D., Astrophysics in a Nutshell (second edition), 2016, ISBN-13: 978-0-691-16479-3

Examination

Written examination.

Place

Lecture room FC61, floor 6, AlbaNova University Center, Roslagstullsbacken 21

Schedule

Note that this is a preliminary schedule which might be subject to minor changes during the course. Such changes are communicated by the teacher and will generally not be reflected on this page.

L = Lecture, E = Exercise

Week Day Time Activity
35 29/8 13:15-15:00 L1
  31/8 13:15-15:00 L2
  1/9 13:15-15:00 E1
36 5/9 13:15-15:00 L3
  7/9 13:15-15:00 L4
37 12/9 13:15-15:00 L5
  14/9 10:15-12:00 L6
  14/9 13:15-15:00 E2
38 19/9 13:15-15:00 L7
  21/9 13:15-15:00 L8
  22/9 13:15-15:00 L9
39 26/9 13:15-15:00 E3
  28/9 13:15-15:00 L10
40 3/10 13:15-15:00 L11
  5/10 13:15-15:00 L12
41 10/10 13:15-15:00 L13
  12/10 13:15-15:00 E4
43 27/10 13:00-17:00 Exam
49 6/12 13:00-17:00 Re-exam