Cosmic physics 2

A.Y. 2017/2018
6
Max ECTS
42
Overall hours
SSD
FIS/05
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
to provide an in depth knowledge of the stellar and planetary formation processes. At the end of the course, the stuent will be able to understand and interpret the main observables related to young stellar objects and to the population of extra-solar planets. They will also be able to identify the physcial processes responsible for the evolution of the systems considered and to describe analytically the properties of the theoretical models to interpret observational data
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Program:

1. Extra-solar planets observations
2. Protostellar discs observations with ALMA and high-resolution instruments
3. Fundamentals of radiative transfer: black body, opacity, Rosseland approximation
4. Fundamentals of hydrodynamics: Navier-Stokes equation
5. Accretion processes: spherical accretion and accretion discs.
6. Observations of molecular clouds. Larson's relations
7. Theoretical models for star formation
8. Spectral classification of YSO.
9. Unresolved discs observations: SED, line profiles, masses
10. Outbursts and variability.
11. Dust dynamics in protostellar discs: radial drift and settling
12. Planet formation models
13. Planetary migration
FIS/05 - ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Lodato Giuseppe
Professor(s)
Reception:
Monday 14.00-15.00 (upon appointment)
Teacher's office