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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
TÄHT7024 Stellar Structure and Evolution II 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Laura Portinari
Preceding studies
Astrophysics I

Learning outcomes

Evolution of stars of low, intermediate and high mass and interpretation of the HR diagram of nearby stars and of star clusters.


Fundamental equations of stellar structure. Stellar energy sources and stellar nucleosynthesis.
Phases of stellar evolution: proto-star, Main Sequence and post-Main Sequence. Core and shell burning stages, dredge-up episodes and mass loss. The final stages of stellar evolution: planetary nebulae, white dwarfs, supernovae, neutron stars. The HR diagram. Variable stars.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h
Exercises 8 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
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Oral exam
  • In English
Written exam
Oral exam



Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

Study materials

Lecture notes.

A.C. Phillips: The physics of stars, Manchester Physics Series, 1999

Review articles : I. Iben (1991, ApJS 76, 55) and C. Chiosi, G. Bertelli & A. Bressan (1992,
ARA&A 30, 235)

Further information

Not offered 2013-2014.

Belongs to following study modules

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