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Sanjay K. Reddy
PHYS 554
Seattle Campus

Nuclear Astrophysics

Big bang nucleosynthesis; nuclear reactions in stars; solar neutrinos and neutrino oscillations; core-collapse supernovae; nucleosynthesis in stars, novae, and supernovae; neutron starts; composition and sources of cosmic rays; gamma ray bursts; atmospheric neutrinos. Offered: jointly with ASTR 510; A.

Class description

This introductory course will discuss how nuclear and neutrino processes play a role in astrophysics. We shall identify key processes and discuss theoretical methods to calculate them. The emphasis is to understand basic principles and physical concepts. We shall also survey relevant experiments and observations.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Sanjay K. Reddy
Date: 03/22/2012