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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
TÄHT7002 Astrophysical simulations 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Pasi Nurmi
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X
Preceding studies
Practical skills of the higher level programming language. The examples and exercises are mostly in C, FORTRAN90/95, FORTRAN77. Courses "UFYS3056 Fortran 90 and Numerical Methods" and XFYS4326 "Statistical methods" are compulsory courses before this is taken.

Learning outcomes

The course will introduce the most common methods used in astrophysical simulations and modelling applied to different physical problems.


During the lectures and exercises different methods and codes used in astrophysical simulations are presented and during the exercises these techniques are applied to simple astrophysical problems. The topics cover methods used in stellar structure codes, radiative transfer codes, N-body codes and astrophysical fluid dynamics codes. Also, different programs used to present and analyze the simulation data are presented.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 14 h 0 h
Exercises 30 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Participation in classroom work

Participation in the lectures and practical sessions, independent work.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

5. year autumn

Study materials

Course hand-outs, original research papers.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
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