F9889 Active Galactic Nuclei

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018

The course is not taught in Autumn 2018

Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. Mgr. Norbert Werner, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Supervisor
prof. RNDr. Jana Musilová, CSc.
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Supplier department: Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
Active galactic nuclei (AGN) are among the most energetic and spectacular objects in the sky. They reside in the centres of galaxies and are often so luminous that they outshine their entire host galaxy. In this lecture series we will discuss AGN in considerable detail, addressing their taxonomy, the physics of the various building blocks of AGN including the accretion disks and dusty tori around the central supermassive black holes, their time evolution and their roles in galaxy formation and evolution.
Syllabus
  • what are active galactic nuclei (history, building blocks, unified model) AGN surveys black holes, energetics, demographics radiative processes spherical accretion, accretion disks and the optical/UV continuum X-ray and gamma-ray emission radio emission and jets absorption and dusty tori broad and narrow emission lines, outflows AGN feedback and role of AGN in galaxy formation and evolution
Literature
  • KROLIK, Julian H. Active Galactic Nuclei. 1998. ISBN 978-0-691-01151-6. info
  • PETERSON, Bradley M. An Introduction to Active Galactic Nuclei. 1997. ISBN 978-0-521-47911-0. info
Language of instruction
English
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every other week.
The course is also listed under the following terms autumn 2017.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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