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Radioastronomical Techniques and Interferometry

Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)


The aim of the course is that students attain a basic understanding of
radio astronomy techniques and the astrophysical goals motivating radio
astronomy measurements. The course shall enable the students to plan an
astronomical experiment using either single dish or interferometry, and
to determine the required integration time, choice of instrument etc.

The course will explain how to go from raw radio astronomy data to final
images/spectra. The level of understanding should be such that the
students in their profession as engineers or scientists should be able
to apply radioastronomical techniques.

Prerequisites and selection


To be eligible for the course the student needs knowledge in mathematics and physics (including basic electromagnetism) equivalent to a Bachelor's degree. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.