PHYS-465 / 4 credits

Teacher: Hirschmann Michaela

Language: English


Summary

Galaxy formation & evolution is about studying how galaxies in our Universe come into existence, how they evolve and what shapes their properties. This course describes the observational facts of galaxies and the various processes of galaxy evolution as seen from theoretical/numerical models.

Content

Keywords

Astrophysics, Galaxies formation and evolution, Observations, Theoretical/numerical models of galaxies

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

  • Bachelor in physics or mathematics
  • Astrophysics I, II (but there will be some revision)
  • Basics in Python programming

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Theorize fundamental principles of galaxy formation and evolution
  • Interpret observational results of galaxies
  • Analyze observational data and theoretical/numerical simulations

Transversal skills

  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercices supervised in classroom.

Assessment methods

oral exam (100%).

Resources

Bibliography

  • Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology (P. Schneider)
  • Galaxy formation and evolution (Mo, van den Bosch & White)
  • Galaxy formation (Longair)

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Astrophysics III : galaxy formation and evolution
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Astrophysics III : galaxy formation and evolution
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Astrophysics III : galaxy formation and evolution
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Astrophysics III : galaxy formation and evolution
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional

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