High-energy Astrophysics (22/23)

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMAS006-05
Vaknaam High-energy Astrophysics (22/23)
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam High-energy Astrophysics (tweejaarlijks 2022/2023)
Leerdoelen Review the mechanisms that produce radiation in the X- and gamma-ray bands, and study the sources that emit in that spectral band
Omschrijving This advanced course focuses on the X- and gamma-ray emission from different classes of astronomical objects, and includes the following subjects: Strong field gravity; basics of General Relativity - End points of stellar evolution: Compact objects – Isolated neutron stars: Pulsars and magnetars - Accretion power: Structure of accretion discs - Compact X-ray sources: low- and high-mass X-ray binaries – X-ray and Gamma-ray bursters – Stellar-mass and super-massive black holes - Galactic and extragalactic cosmic rays
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC)
(a research project using X-ray data and analysis tools; presenting a paper, on a current topic in high-energy astrophysics and acting as referee of a similar presentation by another student)
Toetsvorm Presentatie (P)
(The grade will be calculated on the basis of the report about the research project, the presentation and the refereeing of selected papers (see previous point))
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. R.M. Mendez
Docent(en) prof. dr. R.M. Mendez
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
(optional) Exploring the X-ray Universe
(Edition: 2nd Available as E-book from the RUG library)
F.D. Seward & P. A. Charles 0521884837 ca. €  75,00
(optional) High-energy astrophysics, Vol.1 and 2, 2nd edition M. Longair 0521435846 ca. €  60,00
(optional) High-energy astrophysics,
Princeton University Press
F. Melia 978-0-691-14029-2 ca. €  35,00
(optional) Accretion power in astrophysics
Cambridge University Press, 3rd edition
J. Frank, A. King and D. Raine 0521629578 ca. €  50,00
(optional) Introduction to high-energy astrophysics, Cambridge University Press S. Rosswoog, M. Bruggen 9780521857697 ca. €  50,00
Entreevoorwaarden Physics of stars; Radiation processes; Stellar structure and evolution (desirable but not compulsory);
Opmerkingen Please note that the provided literature is optional, not compulsory.

This course was registered last year with course code STHEAE5
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Astronomy: Quantum Universe  (Astrophysics Core Courses) - semester II b keuze
MSc Astronomy: Science, Business and Policy  (Astrophysics Core Cours) - semester II b keuze
MSc Courses for Exchange Students: Astronomy - Physics - Energy & Environment - semester II b
MSc Mathematics and Physics (double degree)  (Optional Courses Quantum Universe (10 ects)) - semester II b keuze
MSc Physics: Quantum Universe  ( Keuzevakken in Astrophysics) - semester II b keuze: AP
Tweejaarlijkse vakken  (Even jaren) - semester II b -