On completion of the course, the student should be able to
account for the theoretical models that explain the origin of elements in the universe (nucleosynthesis).
exlain relevant nuclear and astrophysical measurements and observations.
use some of the relevant theoretical models to perform basic calculations of nuclear astrophysical processes.
understand up-to-date scientific literature in the field.
orally present new research results in the field for the other participants of the course.
Thermonuclear reactions. Nuclear structure. Big Bang nucleosynthesis. Nuclear burning processes in stars. Solar neutrinos. Nucleosynthesis of heavy elements. The structure and evolution of stars. The chemical evolution of galaxies. Supernovae. Nucleocosmochronology. Experimental techniques.
Lectures and discussion groups.
Mid-course test (1 credit), hand-in exercises (2 credits), oral presentation of a self-selected topic (2 credits).
week 05, 2015
Boyd, Richard N.
An introduction to nuclear astrophysics