Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Structure and evolution of galaxies (UNIGe)

PHYS-710

Lecturer(s) :

University of Geneva faculty members

Language:

English

Frequency

Every year

Remarque

Every year / Fall & Spring (Full year)

Summary

This course aims at providing a synthetic vision of the present state of knowledge on galaxies, which presents rapid changes thanks to recent technology development, both on the observational and computational aspects. The course plans to describe the world of galaxies from close to far away.

Content

Solar vicinity in the Milky Way
Milky Way as a galaxy (spiral structure, bar bulb, center, exterior disk and halo
The local group
The local supercluster
Glaxy cluster
Large scale structures

 

Are also presented :
The general properties of galaxies according to their Hubble type
The main physical mechanisms (stellar formation, nucleosynthesis)
Dark matter

 

Lecturer : Prof. Daniel Pfenniger, Observatoire de Genève

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Master, option astrophysics

In the programs

    • Semester
    • Exam form
       Multiple
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Structure and evolution of galaxies (UNIGe)
    • Lecture
      56 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