Theoretical understanding of the physical phenomena.
Thorough General culture in Physics.
Ability to learn.
Ability to search and use bibliography.
- Understand the physical processes that rule the evolution of planets, stars and galaxies.
- Be able to understand the bases of the cosmological model and the observational data that support it.
- Acquire the necessary bases to critically analyse the new advances of astrophysics and cosmology.
Competences in oral and written communication.
Competences in information management.
Competences to solve problems.
Competences in critical thinking.
Competences to communicate with people who are not specialists in the field.
Competences in autonomous learning.
Adaptability to new situations.
Competences to apply the theoretical knowledge in practice.
1 – Astrophysics tools: celestial mechanics, continuous spectrum of light; theory of restricted relativity; interaction of light with matter; distance measures in the universe.
2 – The nature of stars: properties of stars; star structure, formation and evolution; the Sun; the death of stars; variable stars and explosive stars; compact stars and black holes.
3 – The solar system: physical processes; terrestrial planets; giant planets; the solar system formation.
4 – Galaxies and the universe: The Milky Way; interstellar medium; structure of galaxies; classification and properties of galaxies; galactic evolution; large-scale structures of the universe; active galaxies and quasars.
5 – Cosmology: cosmological models; determination of the cosmological parameters.
6 – The primitive universe: a universe in expansion; the primordial nucleosynthesis, theory of inflation.
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in information management; . Competence in autonomous learning; . Adaptability to new situations; . Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice; . Competence in oral and written communication; . Competence to solve problems; . Critical thinking; . Competence to communicate with people who are not experts in the field; (by decreasing order of importance)