Romain Teyssier: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Romain Teyssier
(Professor Universität Zürich (UZH))
Universität Zürich
Inst. for Computational Science
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich
Telephone078 648 21 48

401-7851-00LTheoretical Astrophysics (University of Zurich)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: AST512

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
10 credits4V + 2UR. Teyssier
AbstractRadiative processes in the interstellar medium; stellar structure and evolution; supernovae; white dwarfs; neutron stars; black holes; planet formation
Literature(1) "Formation of stars" (S. Stahler and F. Palla - Wiley editions, this is the book on which about half of the classes will be based and photocopies will be organized during first lecture)
(2) "Radiative processes in astrophysics" (R. Ribycki and A. Lightman)
(3) "The Physics of Stars" (A.C. Philllips)
(4) "Black Holes, White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars: The physics of compact objects" (S. Shapiro and S.A. Teukolski).
Additionally PowerPoint slides will be prepared by the lecturer on these and extra topics (e.g. planet formation).
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Elementary atomic physics, thermodynamics, mechanics, fluid dynamics.
Introduction to astrophysics (preferred but not obligatory).