PHYS-753 / 4 crédits

Enseignant: Schober Jennifer Waltraud

Langue: Anglais


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The dynamics of ordinary matter in the Universe follows the laws of (magneto)hydrodynamics. In this course, the system of equations that describes astrophysical fluids will be discussed on the basis of selected astrophysical examples, from the physics of stars, to galaxies and the early Universe.



Theoretical Astrophysics, Magnetohydrodynamics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Requirement: "Introduction to astrophysics"€, "€œElectrodynamics"€

Recommended courses

Useful: "Hydrodynamics"€, "€œPlasma physics"€, "€œStatistical physics"€, "€œCosmology"€

Learning Outcomes

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

  • define and describe the equations that describe different astrophysical fluids
  • solve simple astrophysical MHD problems analytically and numerically with the Pencil Code



Choudhuri, "The physics of fluids and plasmas. An introduction for astrophysicists"€, Cambridge University Press, 1998
Biskamp, "€œMagnetohydrodynamic Turbulence"€, Cambridge University Press, 2003
Brandenburg & Subramanian, "€œAstrophysical magnetic fields and nonlinear dynamo theory"€, Physics Report, 2005

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session libre)
  • Matière examinée: Dynamics of astrophysical fluids and plasmas
  • Cours: 28 Heure(s)
  • Exercices: 28 Heure(s)

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