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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FFYS7058 Plasma astrophysics 6 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Rami Vainio
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2015–2016 X
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will be able to apply plasma physics in several astrophysical scenarios. The student will obtain further understanding and quantitative analysis skills on topics introduced on Introduction to plasma physics. In addition, the student will have an understanding of (relativistic) astrophysical flows, particle transport and acceleration, as well as emission mechanisms and propagation of electromagnetic waves in astrophysical plasmas. The student will be familiarized with several types of astrophysical plasmas, including supernova remnants, astrophysical jets and accretion disks.


Steady flows (accretion and winds); MHD shock waves; relativistic shocks; energetic particle transport; particle acceleration mechanisms; emission mechanisms and propagation of radiation in plasmas.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h
Independent work
Exercises 12 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
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English

Calculation exercises, simulation or data-analysis exercise, and written examination.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year spring

Study materials

Lecture notes.

Belongs to following study modules

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Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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