Nuclear astrophysics 1

Course 0000000435 in WS 2014/5

General Data

Course Type Lecture w/ Exercise
Semester Weekly Hours 4 SWS
Organisational Unit Nuclear Astrophysics
Lecturers Shawn Bishop
Dates Thursday, 10:30–12:00
and 14 dates in groups

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additional remarks This is a two-semester course (WS to SS). The first semester covers the physics of stellar structure, thermonuclear reaction rates, and the connection between the structure of nuclei and the reaction rates occurring stars. A clear connection between the structure of the star and the nuclear physics happening in its core during non-explosive nuclear burning phases will be taught. Here, the student will learn from where the elements from carbon to iron come. The second semester covers the nuclear physics and astrophysics of explosive stellar phenomena (nova, x-ray bursts, supernova). Lectures will also cover topics in experimental methods in nuclear astrophysics, such as the measurement of thermonuclear reaction rates, lifetimes of excited nuclear states, high precision nuclear mass measurements, etc. At this point, the student will have learned where the elements beyond iron are produced in our Universe, and the nuclear physics responsible for their production,
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Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

SemesterTitleLecturersDates
WS 2015/6 Nuclear astrophysics 1 Bishop, S. Thursday, 10:30–12:00
and dates in groups
WS 2013/4 Nuclear astrophysics 1 Bishop, S. Thursday, 10:30–12:00
and dates in groups
WS 2012/3 Nuclear astrophysics 1 Bishop, S. singular or moved dates
and dates in groups
WS 2011/2 Nuclear astrophysics 1 Bishop, S.
Assistants: Ludwig, P.
singular or moved dates
and dates in groups
WS 2010/1 Nuclear astrophysics 1 singular or moved dates
and dates in groups

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