Course Detail
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: "C-" or better in ((PHYS 3060 OR PHYS 4070 OR PHYS 4080 OR PHYS 4090 OR ASTR 3060 OR ASTR 4070 OR ASTR 4080 OR ASTR 4090) AND PHYS 3740 AND (MATH 3150 OR MATH 3140 OR MATH 5440)) OR Graduate status in Physics/Astronomy.
Course Attribute:
Honors Course
A core course intended for graduate students of Physics & Astronomy. This course explores high energy phenomena in a variety of astrophysical settings, including within diffuse plasmas and around compact objects. The physical processes producing radiation and particles will be introduced, and techniques for their detection in the X-ray, gamma ray, and cosmic ray regimes will be discussed. Topics include accretion disks, pulsars, non-magnetized neutron stars, binary X-ray sources, black holes, supernovae and supernova remnants, gamma ray bursts, gravitational wave sources, clusters of galaxies, and active galactic nuclei.