Curriculum Astrophysics

 

The Astrophysics Curriculum (see the recommended Study Plan below) offers students an in-depth specialistic, theoretical and experimental knowledge of different topics of astronomy and astrophysics, from solar physics to galactic, extra-galactic astrophysics and cosmology. The training activities in experimental / observational topics cover various spectroscopic and spectro-polarimetric investigation of stellar spectra; for theory, it deepens the concepts of interaction between plasma and magnetic fields.

Knowledge that may be acquired concerns the in-depth study in particular fields, such as:

  • physical processes in the Sun and Sun-Earth relations
  • basic physical processes in space plasmas; interaction between plasma and magnetic fields
  • physical properties of the interstellar medium, star formation
  • physical properties of stars: internal structure, atmospheres, evolution
  • physical properties and dynamics of the Galaxy and galaxies
  • cosmology: cosmologycal models, standard cosmologycal model (dark matter and dark energy), structures formation
  • physical processes associated with the propagation of cosmic rays
  • study of the phenomena observed in the field of radio waves
  • instrumentation and technologies used in astrophysics
  • software of data analysis for the study of stellar spectra, of the magnetic structures in the solar atmosphere and for applications related to the search of extra-solar planets.

 

The comprehension of these topics is guaranteed by a wide range of teachings, delivered both through lectures and through experiments in specialized laboratories or with telescopes and radio telescopes, as well as by numerous seminars and possible internships abroad under Erasmus agreements. The test methods are based on individual exams, oral and / or written, as well as laboratory tests and theses .

The methodological tools acquired during the attendance of the courses of the Astrophysics Curriculum and the experience acquired in specialistic laboratories and at the observational sites (solar and stellar telescopes, radio telescopes) can be applied to areas related to theoretical, experimental and observational physics concerning various astrophysical processes, besides than to applications in the framework of ground-based infrastructures and satellite instruments.

 

Curriculum: ASTROPHYSICS

Coordinator: Prof. Alessandro Lanzafame

 

1st YEAR
COURSE
TEACHER
SSD
DEFINITION
SEMESTER
ADVANCED QUANTUM MECHANICS
CASTORINA P.
FIS/02
Caratterizzante
STRUCTURE OF MATTER
ANGILELLA 
G.G.N.
FIS/03
Caratterizzante
ADVANCED STATISTICAL MECHANICS 
RAPISARDA A.
FIS/02
Affine o integrativa
NUCLEAR AND
SUBNUCLEAR PHYSICS
BELLINI V.
FIS/04
Caratterizzante
ASTROPHYSICS LABORATORY I
LEONE F.
FIS/01
Caratterizzante
ASTRONOMY
BELVEDERE G.
FIS/05
Caratterizzante
ASTROPHYSICS /
GALACTIC AND
EXTRAGALACTIC ASTRONOMY
LANZAFAME A. /
BELVEDERE G. & 
DEL POPOLO A.
FIS/05
Caratterizzante /
Opzionale
MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS
ZUCCARELLO F.
FIS/05
Caratterizzante
ASTROPHYSICS LABORATORY II
LEONE F.
FIS/01
Affine o integrativa
FREE COURSE 
 

 
A scelta
2nd YEAR
SOLAR PHYSICS /
RADIOASTRONOMY /
COSMIC RAY PHYSICS
ZUCCARELLO F. /
TRIGILIO C. /
CARUSO R.
FIS/05

Caratterizzante /
Opzionale
SPACE PHYSICS
PIRRONELLO V.
FIS/05
Caratterizzante
FREE COURSE 
 

 
A scelta