Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy (MVAstro3)

Block course for Master and PhD students  —  Lecture+Tutorial+Seminar = 6 CP
March 13 – 24, 2017

Glenn van de Ven & Thorsten Lisker

        → Moodle         → LSF entry         → Seminar        

Time and location:
March 13 – 24, 2017, 9:00–16:00
ARI seminar room (1st floor), Mönchhofstr. 12-14
Lectures: 9:15-10:45 & 11:15-12:45; Tutorials: afternoon
No lectures/tutorials on Wednesdays (March 15 & 22)
Seminars on March 23 & 24

Exercises:
Tutor: Yulong Zhuang
Exercise sheets will be provided on March 13, need to be handed in before March 20 13:00, and will be reviewed March 23.
The tutor will be available in the afternoons for questions to lecture and exercises.

Course content (short summary):
Galaxy formation; galaxy types over cosmic time; matter cycle and stellar populations; galaxy structure and internal dynamics; environments and their galaxy content; dwarf galaxies; active galaxies.

Prerequisites:
Knowledge of the introductory astronomy lectures (MVAstro0 or WPAstro).

Detailed schedule:
[G]=lecture by Glenn, [T]=lecture by Thorsten
March 13, Mon
1. Logistics & Exercises & Galaxy types over cosmic time [T]
2. Seminar & Stellar populations in galaxies [G]
March 14, Tue
3. Gas and dust in galaxies [G]
4. Structure formation [T]
March 16, Thu
5. Galaxy formation [T]
6. Galaxy structures [G]
March 17, Fri
7. Galaxy dynamics [G]
8. Galaxy types in parameter space [T]
March 20, Mon – hand in exercises
9. Galaxy scaling relations [G]
10. Environments [T]
March 21, Tue
11. Dwarf galaxies [T]
12. Active black holes [G]
March 23, Thu
09:15-12:45 Seminar presentations
14:00-16:00 Exercises review
March 24, Fri
09:15-11:15 Seminar presentations
11:30-13:00 Recap of the course in the form of a (two-way) question & answer session; Feedback

Seminar of MVAstro3:
Topics will be assigned on Monday March 13 afternoon (see Moodle).
Presentations will be held on March 23 and 24.

Literature:
L.S. Sparke & J.S. Gallagher, III, "Galaxies in the Universe – An Introduction", 2007 (2nd ed.), Cambridge University Press
H. Mo, F. van den Bosch & S. White, "Galaxy Formation and Evolution", 2010, Cambridge University Press
J. Binney & M. Merrifield, "Galactic Astronomy", 1998, Princeton University Press

Regular astrophysics colloquia:
→ Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
→ ITA colloquium
→ ARI colloquium
→ Königstuhl Colloquium