Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

ASTR 6530: Astrophysical Processes

Credit Hours4
Typically OfferedSpring or Fall

Fundamentals of radiative transfer, bremsstrahlung, synchrotron radiation, Compton scattering, spectral line transfer, gas heating and cooling and topics in atomic and molecular spectroscopy are discussed within the framework of astrophysical sources and problems.  Applications will include the interstellar and intergalactic media, neutron stars, active galactic nuclei, and exoplanetary systems.