Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy (MVAstro3)

Block course for Master and PhD students  —  Lecture+Tutorial+Seminar = 6 CP
February 22 – March 2, 2018
Seminar presentations March 19 & 21


Nadine Neumayer & Thorsten Lisker

   → Moodle         → LSF entry         → Seminar        

Time and location:
February 22 – March 2, 2018, 9–16h
ARI seminar room (1st floor), Mönchhofstr. 12-14
Lectures: 9:15-10:45 & 11:15-12:45
Seminars on March 19 & 21

Tutorials:
Tutor: Yulong Zhuang
Each day, the afternoon can be used for working on the exercises & asking questions to the tutor.
Exercise sheet 1:
• will be distributed on Thu Feb 22;
• needs to be submitted by Tue Feb 27 9:15am;
• will be discussed on Tue Feb 27 14:00-15:30.
Exercise sheet 2:
• will be distributed on Mon Feb 26;
• needs to be submitted by Thu March 1 17:00;
• will be discussed on Fri March 2 9:15-10:45.

Course content (short summary):
Galaxy formation; galaxy types over cosmic time; matter cycle and stellar populations; galaxy structure and internal dynamics; environments and their galaxy content; dwarf galaxies; active galaxies.

Prerequisites:
Knowledge of the introductory astronomy lectures (MVAstro0 or WPAstro).

Detailed schedule:
[N]=lecture by Nadine, [T]=lecture by Thorsten
Thursday Feb 22
1. Introduction & Galaxy Classification [T]
2. Stellar Populations in Galaxies [N]
Friday Feb 23
3. Gas and Dust in Galaxies [N]
4. Structure Formation [T]
Monday Feb 26
5. Galaxy Formation [T]
6. Galaxy Structures [N]
Tuesday Feb 27
7. Galaxy Dynamics [N]
8. Galaxy Types in Parameter Space [T]
14:00-15:30 Review of exercises part 1
Wednesday Feb 28
9. Galaxy Scaling Relations [N]
10. Environments [T]
Thursday March 1
11. Dwarf Galaxies [T]
12. Active Black Holes [N]
Friday March 2
09:15-10:45 Review of exercises part 2
11:15-12:45 Recap of the course content in the form of a two-way question & answer session; Feedback
March 3-18: Seminar preparation time
Monday March 19 & Wednesday March 21
Seminar presentations (detailed times TBA)

Seminar of MVAstro3:
Topics will be provided on
Moodle.
Presentations will be held on March 19 & 21.

Literature:
L.S. Sparke & J.S. Gallagher, III, "Galaxies in the Universe – An Introduction", 2007 (2nd ed.), Cambridge University Press
H. Mo, F. van den Bosch & S. White, "Galaxy Formation and Evolution", 2010, Cambridge University Press
J. Binney & M. Merrifield, "Galactic Astronomy", 1998, Princeton University Press
B.W. Carroll & D.A. Ostlie, "An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics", 2017, Cambridge University Press

Regular astrophysics colloquia:
→ Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
→ ITA colloquium
→ ARI colloquium
→ Königstuhl Colloquium







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