NWI-NB930B
Radioastronomie
Cursus informatieRooster
CursusNWI-NB930B
Studiepunten (ECTS)3
CategorieBA (Bachelor)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica; Wiskunde, Natuur- en Sterrenkunde;
Docenten
Coördinator
dr. E.G. Körding
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. E.G. Körding
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. E.G. Körding
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
dr. E.G. Körding
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2018
Periode
KW1  (03-09-2018 t/m 04-11-2018)
Aanvangsblok
KW1
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
  • The student understands the basics of radio astronomy and interferometry and can apply these in astrophysical research
  • The student knows the most important forms of radio radiation (thermal, synchrotron, cyclotron, line emission)
  • The student knows the most important sources of radio radiation (HI, pulsars, Sun, (active) galaxies)
  • The student is able to use the Ulrich J. Schwarz Radio Interferometer and correctly interpret the observations
  • The student is able to write scientific reports.
Inhoud

Radio astronomy is one of the strong points of Dutch astronomy, starting shortly after the second world war with the construction of the Dwingeloo telescope and continuing to the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope and now the LOw Frequency ARray LOFAR.  The application of radio astronomy in astrophysics are wide and variable, ranging from the measurement of neutral hydrogen in galaxies to the timing of pulsars or detecting cosmic magnetism. Radio astronomy is currently going through a big technological revival with the introduction of phased arrays such as LOFAR, which is now operational and the additional of focal plane arrays in traditional telescopes such as the Westerbork array.

The course will give a basic overview of the practice and mathematical foundation of radio astronomy and in particular of radio-interferometry. Students will practice basic radio-interferometric observations with the Ulrich J. Schwarz Radio Interferometer located on the roof of the Huygens building.The course will give an overview of the most important sources of radio radiation in the Universe and will discuss the observations that are possible due to the 21-centimeter emission from the neutral hydrogen atom. The physical principles and processes in the Universe which can be detected through radio radiation will be discussed. Finally, the course will introduce the next-generation radio telescopes that are being built and commissioned at the moment.

Bijzonderheden
Strongly recommended for astronomy students

Toetsinformatie
Schriftelijk tentamen + practicum opdracht + werkcollegeopgaven

Voorkennis
First and second year physics and astrophysics.

Werkvormen
Cursus

Hoorcollege

Werkcollege

Toetsen
Tentamen
Weging2
ToetsvormTentamen
GelegenhedenBlok KW1, Blok KW2

Practicum
Weging1
ToetsvormPracticum
GelegenhedenBlok KW1, Blok KW2