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Nuclear Astrophysics

Code: 205284
ECTS: 0.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Matko Milin - Lectures
Take exam: Studomat

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 20
Exercises 10
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The main course objective is to connect the physics on a scale of atomic nuclei with phenomena at the highest possible spatial scales: stars, galaxies and the universe as a whole. Emphasis of the course will be placed on an experimental approach to solving individual problems of nuclear astrophysics, as well as the latest research results in the field.
Course content by topics: Basic concepts of astrophysics. The standard cosmological model. Formalism of nuclear reactions: direct nuclear reactions and resonance processes. The rate of nuclear reactions. The primordial nucleosynthesis. Nucleosynthesis in stars up to iron: quiet burning and explosive processes. Nucleosynthesis of elements heavier than iron: s-, r- and p-processes. Degenerated fermionic matter. Neutron stars: formation and structure. Gamma and x-rays astronomy. Neutrino astrophysics. Cosmic rays. Experimental methods in nuclear astrophysics. Modern research in nuclear astrophysics.
  1. C.E. Rolfs, W.S. Rodney, Cauldrons in Cosmos, University of Chicago Press, SAD, 1988.
  2. C. Iliadis, Nuclear Physics of Stars, Wiley-VCH, 2007.
  3. D.D. Clayton, Principles of stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis, University of Chicago Press, 1983.
  4. I.J. Thompson, F. Nunes, Nuclear Reactions for Astrophysics, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
1. semester
Nuklearna fizika - izborni predmeti - Mandatory smjer - Nuclear physics
Consultations schedule: