Radiative Processes and High Energy Astrophysics - Material for the year 2019-2020

2019-2020
External Lecturer(s): 
Adam Ingram
Course Term: 
Hilary
Trinity

Assessment type:

Course Overview: 

16 lectures (8 in Hilary Term, 8 in Trinity Term)
Weight: 1 Units
Areas: Astro
Please use this page to submit your homework for the Radiative Processes and High Energy Astrophysics classes via the assignments tab.
Visiting and Short Option Students Only: Please e-mail your work to your TA/Tutor by the required deadline, copying in mmathphys@maths.ox.ac.uk

Course Synopsis: 

Radiative processes in astrophysics emission line formation and analysis; continuous and absorption line spectra; cosmic dust and extinction. Physics of interactions between high-energy particlesand radiation (synchrotron, inverse-Compton, thermal bremsstrahlung). The interstellar and intergalactic medium. High-energy astrophysics accretion onto compact objects; the Eddington limit; black holes, active galaxies and relativistic jets. Acceleration of particles to ultra-high energies; cosmic ray and gamma ray astrophysics.