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
TÄHT7010 Radiative Processes in Astrophysics 8 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Esko Valtaoja
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X X
Preceding studies
Basic physics, Astrophysics I, Electricity & Magnetism I, Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics

Learning outcomes

A good theoretical foundation for space research and astronomy using all wavelengths


Electrodynamics and special relativity. Interaction of matter with high-energy particles and photons. Cosmic rays and Solar wind. Solar high energy phenomena. Non-thermal radiation processes. Charged particles in a magnetic field. Synchrotron radiation and acceleration of particles. Hydrodynamics. Accretion disks. Astrophysical jets. Quasars and Radio galaxies.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 56 h 0 h
Exercises 20 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

5. year autumn

Periods I-II.

Study materials


Study Materials: Lecture notes; G.G.Byrd, A.D.Chernin, M.J.Valtonen: Cosmology - Foundations and Frontiers, URSS 2007; G.B.Rybicki, A.P.Lightman: Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, John Wiley & Sons 1979.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Valinnaiset syventävät opintojaksot (Programme of Physical Sciences)
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Advanced Studies in Astronomy (Obligatory courses) (Programme of Physical Sciences)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
Finnish Study Modules