Nuclear Astrophysics 2

Course 0000000155 in SS 2016

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 12 dates in groups

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additional remarks The second semester of this course covers the nuclear physics and astrophysics of explosive stellar phenomena (nova, x-ray bursts, supernova). The production mechanisms of the s-process, r-process and rp-process will be taught, and their astrophysical sites will be understood. 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, and indirect nuclear measurements of nuclear reaction rates. Additionally, special topics concerning the past interaction of supernova explosions and Earth will be presented. 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
SS 2015 Nuclear Astrophysics 2 Bishop, S. Thursday, 10:30–12:00
and dates in groups
SS 2014 Nuclear Astrophysics 2 Bishop, S. Thursday, 10:30–12:00
and dates in groups
SS 2013 Nuclear Astrophysics 2 Bishop, S. singular or moved dates
and dates in groups
SS 2012 Nuclear Astrophysics 2 Bishop, S. singular or moved dates
and dates in groups
SS 2011 Nuclear Astrophysics 2 Bishop, S. singular or moved dates
and dates in groups
SS 2010 Nuclear astrophysics II singular or moved dates

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