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1. Course title

Högenergi astrofysik
High Energy Astrophysics

2. Course code


Aikaisemmat leikkaavat opintojaksot 53833 Suurenergia-astrofysiikka, 5 op

3. Course status: compulsory or optional

-Which degree programme is responsible for the course?
Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences

-Which module does the course belong to?
PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences (optional for Study Track in Astrophysical Sciences)

-Is the course available to students from other degree programmes?

4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)

Master’s level, degree programmes in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine = secondcycle
degree/EQF level 7
Doctoral level = third-cycle (doctoral) degree/EQF level 8

-Does the course belong to basic, intermediate or advanced studies (cf. Government Decree
on University Degrees)?
Advanced studies

5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion

After Basic Observational Astronomy course, basic Physics courses. 

6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered

The course may be offered in the autumn term, periods I - II.
The course is offered every second year

7. Scope of the course in credits

5 cr

8. Teacher coordinating the course

Alexis Finoguenov

9. Course learning outcomes

The students obtain the knowledge of the emission processes and particle acceleration mechanisms important for high-energy astrophysics. During the practical part, the students will learn how to reduce the modern high-energy observations.

10. Course completion methods

Lectures and exercises. Laboratory work.

11. Prerequisites

Basic observational astronomy.

Physics courses.

12. Recommended optional studies

13. Course content

Emission processes. Particle acceleration. Accretion disk. Sources of high energy radiation. High energy instrumentation.

Reduction of the high energy data.

14. Recommended and required literature

Fuvio Melia. High energy Astrophysics.

15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Lectures. Excercises. Discussion of the exercises. Discussion of the book chapters. Laboratory work.

16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale

Excercises. Laboratiry test. Theory exam. Grades 1-5.

17. Teaching language


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