Large Scale Structure and Galaxy Formation
- Yes Elective choice
- Yes Contractonderwijs
- Yes Exchange
- Yes Study Abroad
- No Evening course
- Yes A la Carte
- No Honours Class
The MSc course Origin and Evolution of the Universe is strongly recommended though not compulsory.
How galaxies and the large-scale structures in which they are embedded form is a fundamental question in extra-galactic astronomy. It is an area that has seen tremendous progress, but is still constantly challenged by ever-improving observational data. This course will introduce you to this fascinating subject and the underlying physics.
Topics that will be covered include: the physics of linear growth and non-linear collapse, mass functions, clustering and biasing, angular momentum and its influence on galaxy formation, radiative cooling, star formation and feedback processes, the intergalactic medium and the formation of the first structures. The course will start with a very brief refresher on cosmology but it is expected that the student has had exposure to cosmology, in particular the course builds on the autumn MSc course “Origin and Evolution of the Universe”.
The objective is for the students to develop an understanding of the physics of structure formation, in particular the formation of galaxies.
See MSc schedules
Mode of instruction
Lectures and problem classes.
The course content will be defined by the lecture notes.
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