402-0265-00L  Astrophysics III

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersH. M. Schmid
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


402-0265-00 VAstrophysics III: Galactic Astrophysics3 hrs
Tue12:45-13:30HCI D 8 »
Wed11:45-13:30HIL D 10.2 »
H. M. Schmid
402-0265-00 UAstrophysics III: Galactic Astrophysics2 hrs
Wed07:45-09:30HIT K 51 »
07:45-09:30HIT K 52 »
H. M. Schmid

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AbstractAstrophysics III is a course in Galactic Astrophysics. It introduces the concepts of stellar populations, stellar dynamics, interstellar medium (ISM), and star formation for understanding the physics and phenomenology of the different components of the Milky Way galaxy.
ObjectiveThe course should provide basic knowledge for research projects in the field of star formation and interstellar matter. A strong emphasis is put on radiation processes and the determination of physical parameters from observations.
ContentAstrophysics III: Galactic Astrophysics

- components of the Milky Way: stars, ISM, dark matter,
- dynamics of the Milky Way and of different subcomponents,
- the physics of the interstellar medium,
- star formation and feedback, and
- the Milky Way origin and evolution.
Lecture notesA lecture script will be distributed.
Prerequisites / NoticeAstrophysics I is recommended but not required.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits10 credits
ExaminersH. M. Schmid
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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