Romain Teyssier: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018

Name Prof. Romain Teyssier
(Professor Universität Zürich (UZH))
Address
Universität Zürich
Inst. for Computational Science
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone078 648 21 48
URLhttp://www.itp.uzh.ch/~teyssier
DepartmentPhysics
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
401-7851-00LTheoretical Astrophysics (University of Zurich) Information
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UZH Module Code: AST512

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10 credits4V + 2UR. Teyssier
AbstractThis course covers the foundations of astrophysical fluid dynamics, the Boltzmann equation, equilibrium systems and their stability, the structure of stars, astrophysical turbulence, accretion disks and their stability, the foundations of radiative transfer, collisionless systems, the structure and stability of dark matter halos and galactic disks.
Objective
LiteratureCourse Materials:
1- The Physics of Astrophysics, Volume 1: Radiation by Frank H. Shu
2- The Physics of Astrophysics, Volume 2: Gas Dynamics by Frank H. Shu
3- Foundations of radiation hydrodynamics, Dimitri Mihalas and Barbara Weibel-Mihalas
4- Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, George B. Rybicki and Alan P. Lightman
5- Galactic Dynamics, James Binney and Scott Tremaine
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites:
Introduction to Astrophysics
Mathematical Methods for the Physicist
Quantum Mechanics
(All preferred but not obligatory)

Prior Knowledge:
Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics and atomic physics
Thermodynamics
Fluid Dynamics
Electrodynamics