Modern astrophysical techniques

Modern astrophysical techniques

Code: 133954
ECTS: 7.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Vernesa Smolčić - Lectures
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Lecture typeTotal
Exercises 60
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
COURSE GOALS: The goal is to familiarize students with state-of-the art astrophysical methods, stressing image processing. Such methods are relevant also for other fields in physics, as well as interdisciplinary fields, such as genetics, medical physics and biophysics.
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.4 describe the state of the art in - at least- one of the presently active physics specialities

2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

2.1 identify the essentials of a process/situation and set up a working model of the same or recognize and use the existing models
2.5 perform numerical calculation independently, even when a small personal computer or a large computer is needed, including the development of simple software programs

2.6 perform experiments independently using standard techniques, as well as to describe, analyze and critically evaluate experimental data

3. MAKING JUDGEMENTS

3.2 develop a personal sense of responsibility, given the free choice of elective/optional courses
3.3 comprehend the ethical characteristics of research and of the professional activity in physics

4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS

4.2 present one's own research or literature search results to professional as well as to lay audiences
4.3 develop the written and oral English language communication skills that are essential for pursuing a career in physics

5. LEARNING SKILLS

5.1 search for and use physical and other technical literature, as well as any other sources of information relevant to research work and technical project development (good knowledge of technical English is required)
5.4 participate in projects which require advanced skills in modeling, analysis, numerical calculations and use of technologies


LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
Upon passing the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe and master principles of image processing
- Correctly interpret results obtained via image processing
- Independently determine which spectroscopic or photometric method is optimum to analyze star/galaxy properties
- Independently perform numerical simulations related to spectroscopic and photometric observations in astrophysics
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Introduction into image processing
Aperture photometry
Point spread function photometry applied to a globular cluster
Galaxy profiles
Spectrophotometry
Low-resolution spectroscopy
High-resolution spectroscopy
Galaxy clusters

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS: Regular attendance and seminar work

GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS: Grade based on student participation during course and final exam mark.
Literature:
  1. S.B. Howell: Handbook of CCD Astronomy, Cambridge University Press, 2006
  2. D. Gray: The observations and Analysis of Stellar Atmospheres, Cambridge University Press, 2008
  3. P. Lena, F. Lebrun & S. Lyle: Observational Astrophysics, Springer, 2010
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Passed : Classical Electrodynamics
Passed : Quantum Physics
Passed : Statistical Physics
9. semester
Izborni predmeti - Mandatory studij - Physics
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