402-0362-15L  Black Hole Astrophysics

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

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.