This course is about analysing the universe, using publicly available data from NASA of actual satellite observations of astronomical x-ray sources, to explore some of the mysteries of the cosmos, including neutron stars, black holes, quasars and supernovae.
About the course
The subject matter for this course shall be divided into two broad components which shall be interwoven in an interdisciplinary fashion. The first is a general introduction to the physics and astronomy information students shall need to understand basic phenomena that occur in the realm of x-ray astrophysics; the second is the presentation of authentic satellite data from various exciting types of x-ray sources, which they shall analyse to better understand the working of the high-energy Universe.
October 14, 2014 - December 12, 2014
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