Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS562 (PHYS56200)


Typically offered Fall and Spring. 3 credits


Graduate status or PHYS 342 or PHYS 344


(ASTR 562) This course provides an overview of important physical processes in a variety of astronomical settings and of the experimental techniques employed in the field of high energy astrophysics. Covered in more detail are individual systems include black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, supernova remnants, active a galactic nuclei, clusters of galaxies, gamma-ray bursts, and cosmic rays, with a special emphasis on serveral research frontiers. The course is intended for upper-level undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in the colleges of science and engineering.

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