Nuclear astrophysics

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Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WMPH038-05
Vaknaam Nuclear astrophysics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Nuclear astrophysics
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) Define stars and list their observables (using the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram) – Knowledge;
2) Explain the observational evidence for the present chemical elements in the Universe (nuclear binding energy, solar composition) – Comprehension;
3) Classify the nuclear processes leading to the evolution of the elemental abundances in stars (burning stages, charged nuclear reactions, neutron/photon nuclear reactions) – Comprehension and Application;
4) Distinguish and investigate the important nuclear reactions within burning stages (bottlenecks, breakout from cycles) – Comprehension and Analysis;
5) Categorize the possible astrophysical sites where the elements are produced – Analysis and synthesis.
Omschrijving The aims of this lecture course are to give a comprehensive overview of the origin of the elements in the Universe (nucleosynthesis) and to understand the nuclear processes leading to the observed abundances of elements and isotopes in nature under various astrophysical conditions.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
(32 LC, 16 T, 20 ASM, 72 self-study)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(The presentation counts for 40% each towards the final grade and the final exam for 60%.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator Dr. C.E. Rigollet
Docent(en) Prof. Dr. J. Even ,Dr. C.E. Rigollet
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Nuclear Physics of Stars Christian Iliadis 978-3-527-40602-9
Opmerkingen This course was registered last year with course code NANAP-10
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