The Physics of Stars

10 credits

Course, Master's level, 1FA223

Spring 2024 Spring 2024, Uppsala, 67%, On-campus, The course will be taught in English, if needed

Spring 2024 Spring 2024, Uppsala, 67%, On-campus, The course will be taught in English, if needed For exchange students

Spring 2025 Spring 2025, Uppsala, 67%, On-campus, The course will be taught in English, if needed

Spring 2025 Spring 2025, Uppsala, 67%, On-campus, The course will be taught in English, if needed For exchange students

About the course

Elementary physics of gas and radiation in stellar interiors and stellar atmospheres. Interaction between electromagnetic radiation and matter. The state of matter in the Sun and stars, nuclear reactions, opacity. Energy transport in the Sun and stars. Equations of stellar structure.

Comparison between observations and predictions from theory. Formation of stars. Production of elements during different phases of stellar evolution. Red giants as advanced stages of stellar evolution. Solar and stellar variability and pulsation. Supernovae as engines of galactic evolution. Exotic stars: white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes.

Self-studies in case of few participants.

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