Radiative Processes in Astrophysics


course ID

Lecturer

CFU

6

Length

13 Weeks

Semester DD

First


Course details

Fundamentals of radiative transfer. Thermal radiation. The Einstein coefficients. Basic Theory of the radiation fields. Radiation from moving charges. Potential of Lienard Wiechart. Thomson scattering. Relativistic covariance and kinematics. Bremsstrahlung. Synchrotron radiation. Compton scattering. Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect.

Objectives

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The course of study aims to provide advanced preparation of Physics, with knowledge of specialized subjects of recent research in Physics, in particular in the area of Astrophysics. The educational objectives of this course include advanced knowledge of the main electromagnetic processes relevant in Astrophysics.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
Students must have an clear understanding of the most important theories of modern physics and related experimental problems. They must also have a good knowledge of the state of the art in at least one of the specializations currently present in physics. The verification of knowledge and understanding is done through practical and oral tests.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
Students must be able to identify all the essential elements of a complex physical problem and know how to model them, making the necessary approximations and recognizing limits of validity.