402-0362-15L  Black Hole Astrophysics

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersK. Schawinski
Periodicitynon-recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish


402-0362-15 VBlack Hole Astrophysics
Does not take place this semester.
2 hrsK. Schawinski

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AbstractThis course will cover topics in black hole astrophysics from galactic X-ray binaries, active galactic nuclei, quasars, and black hole seed formation, as well as galaxy-black hole co-evolution.
ObjectiveIn each class, students will present and discuss key science and review papers from the literature. Students will gain an overview of black hole astrophysics and practice their presentation and argumentation skills.
ContentWe will discuss a range of classic papers and current work on various topics relating to astrophysical black holes.

Topics covered include:
* X-ray binaries and compact objects
* Active galactic nuclei
* AGN structure
* AGN evolution
* Host galaxies
* black hole seed formation
* scaling relations & feedback
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course is geared towards advanced students (Master and Ph.D) in astrophysics and the physical sciences.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersK. Schawinski
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 20 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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