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Spring 2015-2016
AST 520   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

High Energy Astrophysics

Anatoly Spitkovsky

Selected astrophysical applications of electrodynamics, special and general relativity, nuclear and particle physics. Topics may include synchrotron radiation, comptonization, orbits and accretion in black-hole metrics, radio sources, cosmic rays, and neutrino astropysics.

Sample reading list:
Longair, M.S., High Energy Astrophysics
Rybicki, G. & Lightman, A., Radiative Processes in Astrophysics
Schutz, B.F., A First Course in General Relativity
Frank, J., King, A., Raine,D.J., Accretion Power in Astrophysics

Final Exam - 40%
Problem set(s) - 60%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41601 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M W   Peyton Hall   140   Enrolled:6 Limit:20