Simon Lilly: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2012

Name Prof. em. Dr. Simon Lilly
FieldAstrophysics
Address
Dep. Physik
ETH Zürich, HIT J 11.2
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
E-maillilly@astro.phys.ethz.ch
DepartmentPhysics
RelationshipProfessor emeritus

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KG. Blatter, C. Anastasiou, B. Batlogg, N. Beisert, M. Carollo, M. Christandl, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, R. J. Douglas, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, G. M. Graf, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, M. R. Meyer, B. Moore, F. Pauss, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, R. Renner, A. Rubbia, T. C. Schulthess, U. Seljak, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, E. H. Türeci, J. F. van der Veen, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, W. Wegscheider, D. Wyler, A. Zheludev
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.
402-0264-00LAstrophysics II10 credits3V + 2US. Lilly
AbstractThe course examines various topics in astrophysics with an emphasis on physical processes occurring in an expanding Universe, from a time about 1 microsecond after the Big Bang, to the formation of galaxies and supermassive black holes within the next billion years.
ObjectiveThe course examines various topics in astrophysics with an emphasis on physical processes occurring in an expanding Universe. These include the Robertson-Walker metric, the Friedmann models, the thermal history of the Universe after 1 micro-sec including Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, and introduction to Inflation, and the growth of structure through gravitational instability. The observational determination of cosmological parameters is studied in some detail, including the imprinting of temperature fluctuations on the microwave background. Finally, the key physics of the formation of galaxies and the development of black-hole is reviewed, including the way in which the first structures re-ionize the Universe.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course covers the former Wahlfach course "Cosmology and Large-Scale Structure of the Universe" (402-0377-00L). Therefore it is not allowed to take credits for both courses.

Prior completion of Astrophysics I is recommended but not required.
402-0356-00LAstrophysics Seminar Information 0 credits2SM. Carollo, S. Lilly, M. R. Meyer, J. Read, A. Refregier, H. M. Schmid
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
402-0369-00LResearch Colloquium in Astrophysics Information 0 credits1KM. Carollo, S. Lilly, M. R. Meyer, J. Read, A. Refregier, H. M. Schmid
AbstractDuring the semester there is a colloquium every week on actual research by the members of the Institute of Astrophysics. In general, colloquia are 20 minutes excluding discussion. They start with a general introduction, review techniques and methods of general interest and present results. The goal is to inform all members of the institute about current work.
ObjectiveA colloquium is a combination of a 10 minute conference paper preceded by a 10 minute widely understandable introduction. The discussion is limited to 10 minutes, but may continue privately. The research colloquia are announced in the ETH Vorlesungsverzeichnis, but are not publicized in the Wochenbulletin of the Department of Physics. All colloquia are given in English.