PHYS3170 Cosmology and Interstellar Medium
The interstellar Medium; Radiative Transfer; local thermodynamic equilibrium, ionization and recombination; emission lines; dynamics; shock waves; HII reigons; supernova remanants. The expanding universe; newtonian cosmology; the cosmological parameters; problems with the standard Big Bang; inflation, cosmic microwave background radiation.
Note: Offered in odd years only.
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