Introduction to Astrophysics

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Duration
32 часа курса
О курсе

How can we study the Universe we live in using the only available information it provides us with: light ?

This course provides an overview of the physical phenomena at play in the astronomical objects surrounding us, from planets and stars to the cosmic filaments, from galaxies such as our own Milky Way to large galaxy clusters. The course emphasizes the links between theoretical predictions and observations.

In this course, you will learn the basics of astrophysics using simplified mathematical developments. In particular, you will learn the role played by gravity in astrophysics, including gravitational lensing, and how matter and radiation interact. The material in this course is essential to follow more advanced astrophysics courses.

Программа
Introduction to Astrophysics
Learn about the physical phenomena at play in astronomical objects and link theoretical predictions to observations.
Что Вы изучите?
  • Influence of gravity on celestial bodies
  • Matter-radiation interactions
  • Star formation and evolution
  • Basics of cosmology
Лекторы
Frédéric Courbin
Frédéric Courbin
Senior Scientist École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Diplômé de l'Université Paris-IX (Orsay, France), Frédéric Courbin a obtenu son doctorat de l'Université de Liège (Belgique). Actuellement Maître d'Enseignement et de Recherche au Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de l'EPFL, il mène ses recherches principalement dans les domaines de la cosmologie et du traitement du signal pour l'astrophysique.

Graduated from University of Paris XI (Orsay, France), Frédéric Courbin obtained his PhD from the University of Liège (Belgium). He is currently Senior Scientist at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where his main research programs focus on cosmology and on the astrophysical applications of signal processing techniques.

Vivien Bonvin
Vivien Bonvin
Doctoral Assistant École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Doctorant EPFL (cosmologie et mirages gravitationnels) EPFL PhD student (Cosmology and gravitational lensing)
Thibault Kuntzer
Thibault Kuntzer
PhD student in Cosmology École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Thibault Kuntzer is a PhD student in cosmology at EPFL. He is interested in data analysis and preparation of the next large ESA mission: the Euclid Satellite, devoted to the study of cosmological parameters. He is also part of the engineering team for the ESA small class CHEOPS satellite that will characterize exoplanets. He obtained his Master in Physics and Minor in Space Technologies in 2013 from EPFL. He is one of the teaching assistant and prepared the exercises for the MOOC.
Pierre North
Pierre North
Senior Scientist École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Maître d'Enseignement et de Recherche (formation et évolution des galaxies, physique stellaire, cosmologie) Senior Scientist (stellar formation and evolution, stellar physics, cosmology)
Yves Revaz
Yves Revaz
Scientist École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Chercheur (Simulations numériques des galaxies) Scientist (galaxy numerical simulations)
Платформа
EdX
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