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The Interstellar Medium and Star Formation

Course
ASM480
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-21150
Tuition
Full education cost: 14 875 SEK
First payment: 14 875 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees


About

The
aim of the course is to provide the students with a description of our
current knowledge about the physics and chemistry of the interstellar
medium and the processes by which stars and planets form. Some of the
items that will be discussed in detail are:

  • Overview of interstellar matter across the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Multi-phase interstellar medium. Gas and dust content of the Galaxy
  • Nebular spectra of active galactic nuclei and quasars
  • Photoionized nebulae
  • Sophisticated nebular modelling, including computer models
  • Molecular clouds: physics of H2 and CO molecules, interstellar chemistry
  • Initial conditions for the formation of stars
  • Formation
    of stars: Protostellar collapse, formation of disks, outflows, chemical
    evolution of protostars and young stellar objects
  • Interstellar gas dynamics

The
aim of the course is to provide the students with a description of our
current knowledge about the physics and chemistry of the interstellar
medium and the processes by which stars and planets form. Some of the
items that will be discussed in detail are:

  • Overview of interstellar matter across the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Multi-phase interstellar medium. Gas and dust content of the Galaxy
  • Nebular spectra of active galactic nuclei and quasars
  • Photoionized nebulae
  • Sophisticated nebular modelling, including computer models
  • Molecular clouds: physics of H2 and CO molecules, interstellar chemistry
  • Initial conditions for the formation of stars
  • Formation
    of stars: Protostellar collapse, formation of disks, outflows, chemical
    evolution of protostars and young stellar objects
  • Interstellar gas dynamics

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

To be eligible for the course ASM480 the student needs knowledge in mathematics and physics (including basic electromagnetism and spectroscopy/quantum physics) 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.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 285 credits.