PHYS-643 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: Anderson Richard Irving

Langue: Anglais

Remark: Next time: Fall 2024


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Introduction to time-variable astrophysical objects and processes, from Space Weather to stars, black holes, and galaxies. Introduction to time-series analysis, instrumentation targeting variability, and the importance of the time domain for astronomy, cosmology, and fundamental physics.



PHYS-439 (Introduction to astroparticle physics) provides high-energy and astroparticle complement to this course


observational astrophysics, time-domain astronomy, variability, stars, galaxies, black holes, fundamental physics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Bachelor in physics, astrophysics, or mathematics; Astrophysics I & II (PHYS-209 & PHYS-323)

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand basic processes leading to varibility in astronomical sources
  • understand the principles behind tests of fundamental physics based on time-domain observations


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Dans les plans d'études

  • Nombre de places: 30
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session libre)
  • Matière examinée: Astrophysics VI : The variable Universe
  • Cours: 28 Heure(s)
  • Exercices: 14 Heure(s)
  • Type: optionnel

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