PřF:F9888 High Energy Astrophysics - Course Information
F9888 High Energy AstrophysicsFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. Mgr. Norbert Werner, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Romana Grossová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Filip Hroch, Ph.D. (assistant)
- prof. RNDr. Jana Musilová, CSc.
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Filip Hroch, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
- Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Fri 13:00–14:50 Fs1,01017
- Special theory of relativity. Electrodynamics.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is offered to students of any study field.
- Course objectives
- A survey of the hottest and most energetic objects in the Universe and their radiation. Topics include: techniques of X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy; observations of neutron stars (pulsars) and black holes; accretion disks and relativistic jets; supernovae, supernova remnants, gamma-ray bursts, quasars and active galactic nuclei; clusters of galaxies; cosmic rays, neutrinos and gravitational waves
- 1. Introduction: What is high-energy astrophysics? A brief history of high-energy (X-ray & Gamma-ray) astronomy; telescopes and detectors for high-energy astrophysics
- 2. Radiation processes and gas processes
- 3. Supernovae: core collapse and type Ia supernovae and supernova remnants
- 4. Neutron stars: neutron star structure, pulsars, magnetars, millisecond pulsars
- 5. Black holes and accretion disks
- 6. Compact binary systems: low mass and high mass X-ray binaries, X-ray bursts
- 7. Gamma-ray bursts
- 8. Active galactic nuclei
- 9. Strong gravity, rotating black holes, jets, and superluminal motion
- 10. Hot plasma in galaxy clusters
- 11. Cosmic rays and high energy neutrinos
- 12. Gravitational waves
- recommended literature
- ROSSWOG, Stephan and Marcus BRÜGGEN. Introduction to high-energy astrophysics. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. x, 355. ISBN 9780521857697. info
- LONGAIR, M. S. High energy astrophysics. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. xvii, 418. ISBN 0521387736. info
- not specified
- Additional reading material will be distributed in class and/or on the course web page.
- Teaching methods
- Lectures, project.
- Assessment methods
- Oral examination. Project presentation.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.