FFYS7058 Plasma astrophysics 8 ECTS
Organised by
Physics
Person in charge
Rami Vainio
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2017–2018 X X
Preceding studies
Recommended:

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 particular in kinetic plasma physics. In addition, the student will have an understanding of astrophysical collisionless shocks and magnetic reconnection, particle transport and acceleration in astrophysical plasmas, (weak) plasma turbulence and the plasma emission mechanism, as well as numerical methods to study them.

Contents

kinetic description of plasmas; collisionless shocks and reconnection; energetic particle transport (quasilinear theory); particle acceleration mechanisms; weak plasma turbulence and plasma emission mechanisms.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 38 h 0 h
Independent work
Exercises 18 h 0 h

Homework

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
Exercise(s)
  • In English

Calculation exercises, simulation exercise, and written examination.

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year spring

Periods II-III of 4th or 5th year of studies.
MSc-degree, year 1 or 2.

Study materials

Lecture notes.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
2016–2017
Teaching
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Department of Physics and Astronomy
Degree Programme in Physical Sciences
DP in Physics Education Track
Degree Programme in Physical Sciences
DP in Theoretical Physics
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