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Sagittarius A*

Sagittarius A* (Chandra)

TTh 2:00-3:30 · RLM 15.216B · Unique No. 48535

Professor

Volker Bromm

RLM 16.214 · (512) 471-3432 · email

Courses - Spr '09  |  Course Website

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Course Calendar
I will adhere to this schedule as closely as possible, but there may be small changes.


January 20:
Introducing the Course
22+27+29:
Physics of Compact Objects
READ: RB, Ch. 2.5, 5.5; ACP, Ch. 1.2 + 2 (skip 2.3-2.5)
February 3:
Stellar Evolution: Brief Overview
READ: ACP, Ch. 1.4-1.7
5+10:
White Dwarfs
READ: RB, Ch. 4.2 (Box: White dwarfs); ACP, Ch. 6.1
12+17:
Neutron Stars
READ: RB, Ch. 5.6-5.8.; ACP, Ch. 6.3
19+24:
Radiative Processes in Astrophysics
READ: RB, Ch. 3.5-3.7
26:
Radiative Processes in Astrophysics
READ: Notes on Vector Calculus (see Lecture Notes for Feb. 24)
March 3:
Radiative Processes in Astrophysics
READ: RB, Ch. 3.5-3.7
5+10:
Pulsars and Magnetars
READ: RB, Ch. 5.1-5.4, 5.9; ACP, Ch. 6.3
12:
1st Exam
17+19:
SPRING BREAK
24:
Supernova Explosions
READ: RB, Ch. 4.1-4.3; ACP, Ch. 6.2
26:
Synchrotron Radiation
READ: RB, Ch. 3.8
31:
Supernova Remnants: Dynamics
READ: RB, Ch. 2.7, 4.4.1
April 2:
Supernova Remnants: Particle Acceleration
READ: RB, Ch. 2.8, 4.4.2
7+9+14:
Gamma-ray bursts
READ: RB, Ch. 1 + Ch. 7
16+21:
X-ray Binaries
READ: RB, Ch. 6
23+28+30:
Active Galactic Nuclei
READ: RB, Ch. 8
May 5:
Epilogue: The Cosmic Frontier
7:
2nd Exam






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