142.637 Nuclear astrophysics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
Quinn ECTS survey


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to provide a qualitative and quantitative description of the development of stars and galaxies as well as an explanation of the dominant processes of nucleosynthesis.

Subject of course

1. Introduction, 2. Nuclear physics basis, 3. Structure of the universe, 4. The early universe, 5. Nucleosynthesis, 6. Evolution of stars, 7. Thermonuclear Reactions, 8. Determination of reaction rates

Teaching methods

The course gives in a series of weekly lectures an introduction into the field of Nuclear Astrophysics. Starting from the basic knowledge of physics the evolution of the universe, the development and properties of stars and the most important processes of nucleosynthesis are presented and explained.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The course is planned as a lecture in presence. If the situation changes and lectures in presence are not possible, the course will be given in virtual mode as short as necessary.



Course dates

Thu17:00 - 19:0006.10.2022 - 26.01.2023FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture
Nuclear astrophysics - Single appointments
Thu06.10.202217:00 - 19:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture
Thu13.10.202217:00 - 19:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture
Thu20.10.202217:00 - 19:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture
Thu27.10.202217:00 - 19:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture
Thu03.11.202217:00 - 19:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture
Thu10.11.202217:00 - 19:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture
Thu17.11.202217:00 - 19:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture
Thu24.11.202217:00 - 19:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture
Thu01.12.202217:00 - 19:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture
Thu15.12.202217:00 - 19:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture
Thu22.12.202217:00 - 19:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture
Thu12.01.202317:00 - 19:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture
Thu19.01.202317:00 - 19:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture
Thu26.01.202317:00 - 19:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Lecture

Examination modalities

oral examination on the content of the course

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
07.10.2022 08:00 12.10.2022 12:00 28.01.2023 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 261 Technical Physics Not specified
066 461 Technical Physics Mandatory elective
412 Subject: Physics Mandatory elective
810 Technical Physics Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Knowledge of the courses in Basics of Physics I, II und III is recommended.