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TÄHT7036 High-energy astrophysics 8 ECTS
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Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- describe the physics of compact stars and derive the mass-radius relationship for compact stars assuming degenerate electron or neutron pressure;
- outline the main methods of measuring masses, radii and spins of compact stars;
- show the Galactic distribution of different classes of compact stars;
- discuss the period-period derivative relation for pulsars and place there different classes of pulsars;
- describe different methods of the magnetic field determination of compact stars;
- describe the main methods of detecting X-rays and gamma-rays;
- obtain and analyze the archival X/gamma-ray data on the object of interest;
- develop self-study skills;
- solve problems on topics in the syllabus;
- read, understand and be able to answer questions on scientific refereed articles in the field of high-energy astrophysics.

Teacher responsible

Juri Poutanen

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Lectures 40 h
Mon 11-Sep-2017 - 6-Nov-2017 weekly at 12.00-14.00, XVI
Tue 12-Sep-2017 - 7-Nov-2017 weekly at 10.00-12.00, XVI
Exercises 16 h
Fri 15-Sep-2017 - 10-Nov-2017 weekly at 10.00-12.00, h. 109