Astrochemistry (23/24)

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WMAS018-05
Vaknaam Astrochemistry (23/24)
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Astrochemistry (23/24)
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1. describe the various types of chemical reactions occurring in space;
2. describe which type of reaction takes place under which conditions;
3. describe the chemical composition of astrophysical objects;
4. describe how the chemical composition of celestial objects may be used to infer their astrophysical properties.
Omschrijving Astrochemistry is the study of molecular processes in space, with strong links to astrophysics and astrobiology. Chemical probes are essential to understand the formation of the first stars in the early universe, the origin of today's stars and planets, and the emergence of life on the early Earth. This course teaches the concepts necessary to understand astrochemistry: gas-phase and grain surface reactions, and the importance of various chemical processes under different astrophysical conditions.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Bijeenkomst (S), Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM)
(32 LC, 32 S, 16 ASM, 60 self study)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Presentatie (P)
(75% P, 25% AST)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. F.F.S. van der Tak
Docent(en) prof. dr. F.F.S. van der Tak
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Book (chapters)

only recommended, not required: Astrophysics of the Interstellar Medium
Walter J. Maciel
only recommended, not required: Astrochemistry: From Astronomy to Astrobiology,Wiley Andrew M. Shaw 978-0-470-09137-1
only recommended, not required: Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium, Cambridge Sun Kwok 978-1-891389-46-7
Entreevoorwaarden A background in atomic and molecular spectroscopy is essential; knowledge of Interstellar Medium (for astronomy students) or Molecular physics (for chemistry students) is helpful.
Opmerkingen The weighted average of the grades for the presentation and the exercises must be 6 or higher.

Exercises which were not handed in on time are marked with a 1.0.

The first lecture is required, and all student presentations

This course was previously registered with course code STAC-12
Opgenomen in
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MSc Chemistry: Science, Business and Policy  (Electives) - semester II b keuze
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