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High Energy Astrophysics (2014-2015)

Computational Physics (2014-2015)

High Energy Astrophysics (2013-2014)

Computational Physics (2013-2014)

High Energy Astrophysics
(Spring 2015)

Lectures are on Tuesdays (3-5 pm) and Fridays (2-4 pm) in room A215. The total duration of the course is 48 hours (24 lectures). The syllabus of the course can be found here.

  • 17/02 (15-17) Introduction [slides in pdf]
  • 20/02 (14-16) Stellar Structure [slides in pdf]
  • 24/02 (15-17) Stellar Structure and Evolution [slides in pdf]
  • 27/02 (14-16) Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters [slides in pdf]
  • 03/03 (15-17) Equation of State for Compact Objects (part I)
  • 06/03 (14-16) Equation of State for Compact Objects (part II)
  • 10/03 (15-17) White Dwarfs [slides in pdf]
  • 13/03 (14-16) Neutron Stars (TOV equations) [Exercise 1]
  • 17/03 (15-17) Neutron Stars (Pulsars) [slides in pdf]
  • 20/03 (14-16) Magnetars, SGRs, AXPs, and BHs [slides in pdf]
  • 24/03 (15-17) Schwarzschild Black Holes
  • 27/03 (14-16) Kerr Black Holes
  • 31/03 (15-17) Gravitational Waves
    10/04 (14-16) NO LECTURE
    14/04 (15-17) NO LECTURE
  • 17/04 (14-16) Gravitational Waves [slides in pdf]
  • 21/04 (15-17) GW Sources: NS collapse to BH [slides in pdf]
  • 24/04 (14-16) GW Sources: Supernovae [slides in pdf], Binary Black Holes [slides in pdf]
  • 28/04 (15-17) GW Sources: NS Binaries [slides in pdf]
  • 05/05 (15-17) EM counterparts of NS Binary Mergers [slides in pdf]
  • 08/05 (14-16) Gamma-Ray Bursts [Exercise 2]
  • 12/05 (15-17) Gamma-Ray Bursts
  • 15/05 (14-16) Active Galactic Nuclei
  • 19/05 (15-17) Active Galactic Nuclei [slides in pdf]
  • 20/05 (14-16) Active Galactic Nuclei [slides in pdf]
  • 22/05 (14-16) Active Galactic Nuclei and Cosmic Rays [slides in pdf]
    26/05 (15-17) NO LECTURE
    29/05 (14-16) NO LECTURE

List of possible topics for the final exam


Computational Physics (Advanced)
(Fall 2014)

Exercise (AA 2014-2015)

Useful links and references:

  1. pygraph (plotting program)
  2. R. J. LeVeque, "Numerical Methods for Conservation Laws"
  3. R. J. LeVeque, "Finite Difference Methods for Differential Equations"
  4. E. F. Toro, "Riemann Solvers and Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics"
  5. Conservative Methods in High-Energy Astrophysics [slides]

High Energy Astrophysics
(Spring 2014)

  1. Introduction (Feb 18): slides
  2. Stellar structure (Feb 21): slides
  3. Stellar evolution (Feb 25): slides
  4. Galaxies and galaxy clusters (Feb 28): slides Exercise 1
  5. Compact Objects: WD EOS (March 4)
  6. Compact Objects: WD EOS (March 7)
  7. Compact Objects: WD EOS and structure (March 11)
  8. Compact Objects: WD structure and cooling (March 14) slides
  9. Compact Objects: NS structure (March 18)
  10. Compact Objects: TOV equations (March 21)
  11. Compact Objects: NSs and pulsars (March 25) slides
  12. Compact Objects: magnetars, SGRs, and AXPs (March 28) Exercise 2
  13. Compact Objects: Black Holes (April 1) slides
  14. Compact Objects: Black Holes (April 11)
  15. Gravitational Waves (April 15)
  16. Gravitational Waves (April 30) slides
  17. GW Sources: NS collapse, SN, BBH (May 6) slides
  18. GW Sources: Compact Binary Systems (May 9) slides
  19. Gamma Ray Bursts (May 13)
  20. Gamma Ray Bursts (May 16) Exercise 3
  21. Active Galactic Nuclei (May 20)
  22. Active Galactic Nuclei (May 23) slides
  23. Active Galactic Nuclei (May 27) slides
  24. Cosmic Rays (May 30)

List of Topics for Final Exam
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Computational Physics (Advanced)
(Fall 2013)

Exercise