402-0264-00L  Astrophysics II

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersA. Refregier
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


402-0264-00 VAstrophysics II: Observational Cosmology & Extra-Galactic Astrophysics3 hrs
Tue11:45-12:30HPT C 103 »
Thu13:45-15:30HPT C 103 »
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402-0264-00 UAstrophysics II: Observational Cosmology & Extra-Galactic Astrophysics
Tue 10-12 or Tue 16-18
2 hrs
Tue09:45-11:30HIL D 60.1 »
09:45-11:30HIT H 51 »
15:45-17:30HIL D 60.1 »
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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 including Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, and introduction to Inflation, and the growth of structure through gravitational instability. Finally, the physics of the formation of cosmic structures, dark matter halos and galaxies is reviewed.
Prerequisites / NoticePrior completion of Astrophysics I is recommended but not required.

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits10 credits
ExaminersA. Refregier
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
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