Problem solving skills.
Theoretical understanding of physical problems.
Enhanced general knowledge of physics.
Capacity to find and use bibliographical references.
- Understanding of the physical processes governing the evolution of planets, stars and galaxies.
- Capacity to understand the foundations of the cosmological model and the observational data which lend support to it.
- Acquisition of the necessary bases to analyze critically new developments in astrophysics and cosmology.
Competence in oral and written communication;
Competence in information management;
Competence to solve problems;
Competence in critical thinking;
Competence to communicate with people who are not experts in the field;
Competence in independent learning;
Adaptability to new situations;
Competence to apply in practice the theoretical knowledge.
1- Astrophysical tools: celestial mechanics; the continuous spectrum of light; special relativity; interaction of light with matter; measuring distances in the universe.
2- The nature of stars: properties of stars; stellar structure, formation and evolution; the sun; the death of stars; variable stars and exploding stars; compact stars and black holes.
3- The solar system: physical processes; terrestrial and giant planets; the formation of the solar system.
4-Galaxies and the universe: the Milky Way; interstellar medium; structure of the galaxies; classification and properties of galaxies; galactic evolution; large scale structure of the universe; active galaxies and quasars.
5- Cosmology: cosmological models; determination of the cosmological parameters.
6- The young universe: cosmological expansion; primordial nucleosynthesis; inflationary theories.
Mathematical Analysis I, General Physics I and II, Foundations of Modern Physics
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)