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Astronomy 542: Nebular Astrophysics


Course Outline


Equilibria: Photoionization equilibrium, thermal equilibrium

Spectra: Emitted spectrum (line &  continuous), radiative transfer, spectral diagnostics

Dynamics: Photoionization modeling, nebular dynamics, shock physics

Matter: Interstellar dust, molecules, PDRs, PAHs, IR-radio, H II regions, abundances, chemical evolution, planetary Nebulae

High-Energy Processes: Novae, supernova remnants, jets, WR shells, active galactic nuclei, UV, x-ray and radio emission

 

Organization

Lectures M W F 1:00 - 1:50 PM

Homework (25%)

Presentations (25%)

Term exams (50%)

Text: D. Osterbrock and G. Ferland, Astrophysics of gaseous nebulae and active gaseous nuclei

A. G. G. M. Tielens, Physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium

 

All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.