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Nuclear Astrophysics

Course 0000000155 in SS 2018

General Data

Course Type lecture
Semester Weekly Hours 4 SWS
Organisational Unit Nuclear Astrophysics
Dates Mon, 10:30–12:00, PH 2024
Tue, 16:00–17:30, PH 2024

Assignment to Modules

  • PH2258: Nukleare Astrophysik / Nuclear Astrophysics
    This module is included in the following catalogs:
    • Specific catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
    • Complementary catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics
    • Complementary catalogue of special courses for Biophysics
    • Complementary catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

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)

SS 2019 Nuclear Astrophysics Bishop, S.
WS 2018/9 Nuclear Astrophysics Bishop, S. Mon, 10:30–12:00, PH 2024
Tue, 13:30–15:00, PH 2024
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