The Physics of Galaxies, 10 credits
Academic year 2022/2023
Spring 2023, 67%, Campus
Start date: 20 March 2023
End date: 4 June 2023
Application deadline: 17 October 2022
Application code: UU-63082 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.
Registration: 6 March 2023 – 19 March 2023
Entry requirements: 120 credits including 30 credits in mathematics and 60 credits in physics, including Astrophysics I. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 24,167
Tuition fee, total: SEK 24,167
Please note: Self studies in case of few participants.
About the course
Galaxy morphology, distances and dimensions. Light distribution, colours and stellar components. Magnetic fields. Kinematics, dynamics and masses. The Milky Way, the Local Group and the Local Supercluster. The local velocity field. Galaxy clusters and large scale structure. Distribution of galaxies, radio sources and quasars at different cosmic epochs. Luminosity function. The intergalactic medium. Galaxy formation and early star formation. Gas flows and chemical evolution. Dynamical and morphological evolution. Interacting galaxies. Active galaxies and quasars.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA
Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21