Course Detail
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: 'C-' or better in ((PHYS 2710 OR PHYS 3740) AND (PHYS 4070 OR PHYS 4080 OR PHYS 4090 OR ASTR 4070 OR ASTR 4080 OR ASTR 4090)) 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.