The course attempts to introduce undergraduate students to astronomical knowledge beyond the optical spectrum, so that they get a concise picture of the Universe that surrounds us.
- Special mention is given to radioastronomical techniques (single dishes - interferometers)
- Students will learn, in some detail, about electromagnetic emission mechanisms (Plank - Synchrotron - ionised gas)
- Review of near-Earth and distant radio sources
- Formation and evolution of shock waves
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to radio astronomy – Radio telescopes – The radio-Sun and the solar system at radio waves – The radio sky – The centre of our Galaxy – Supernova remnants (Classification, evolution of supernova remnants, shock waves) – HII regions – Neutral hydrogen – Molecular radio astronomy – Infrared astronomy – X-ray and γ-ray astronomy – Radio galaxies and quasars.