Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis (UNIGe)

PHYS-709

Lecturer(s) :

University of Geneva faculty members

Language:

English

Frequency

Every year

Remarque

Every year / Fall & Spring (Full year)

Summary

Introduction to the physical mechanisms governing stellar equilibrium, stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis.Study of evolution from star formation to supernovae and condensed remnants.

Content

Mechanical equilibrium
Thermal equilibrium and radiative transfer
Nuclear reactions
Numerical simulations
Star formation and observations
Hydrogen burning phase
Helium burning and advanced nuclear phases
Supernovae and nucleosynthesis
White dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes
Stellar pulsations
Helioseismology and asteroseismology

 

Lecturer : Prof. Georges Meynet, Observatoire de Genève

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Master, option astrophysics

In the programs

    • Semester
    • Exam form
       Multiple
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis (UNIGe)
    • Lecture
      56 Hour(s)
    • Practical work
      28 Hour(s)

Reference week

 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German