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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2016
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
TÄHT7032 Active galactic nuclei 6 ECTS
Organised by
Astronomy
Person in charge
Esko Valtaoja
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:
understand the observational methods that are used for studying active galactic nuclei (AGN) and related objects;
understand what is, at present, the main theoretical framework used to explain the observations, and what is the evidence for the framework;
explain the main observed AGN phenomena with the help of basic physical processes;
describe the main open questions in AGN research and what observational or theoretical advances are needed / planned for answering them;
understand the special terminology of AGN research and be able to use it in their own research;
read and understand the main points (but not necessary the details) of scientific papers on the subject;
know the present status and the foreseen future directions of AGN research, with particular emphasis on Finnish research.

Contents

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 28 h 0 h
Exercises 12 h 0 h

Homework and computer tasks

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

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

Minimum 50% of exercises and the final written exam.

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year spring

MSc-degree students, year 1 or 2

Study materials

Lecture notes.
Literature:
1. A.K. Kembhavi & J.V. Narlikar: Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei.
2. J. Krolik: Active Galactic Nuclei.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
2014–2015
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Degree Programme in Physical Sciences
DP in Physics Education Track
Degree Programme in Physical Sciences
DP in Theoretical Physics
Finnish Study Modules