Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
TÄHT7009 Quasar research 8 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Esko Valtaoja
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X X

Learning outcomes

To give the student an overview of quasars and other active galactic nuclei, with special emphasis on Finnish research.


An overview of cosmology and the universe. Radiation processes. The standard
model for quasars: black holes and accretion disks. The continuum radiation of active galactic nuclei from radio to gamma-rays. The physics of radio sources, jets and shocks. X-rays and gamma-rays. Classification of active galaxies and unification models. Surveys and samples. Coevolution of active galaxies and galaxies.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 60 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Written exam


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring

Periods III-IV.

Study materials

Kembhavi & Narlikar: Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei.

Lecture notes.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
Finnish Study Modules