20h Th, 10h Pr
Number of credits
|Master in space sciences (120 ECTS)||3 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
Introduction to the understanding of our universe beyond the Milky Way - distance scale - formation and properties of galaxies - active galactic nuclei - clusters and groups of galaxies - cosmology basics useful to understand the up-to-date vision of the formation and evolution of the universe (dark matter, gravitational lensing, cosmic microwave backrgound...)
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
Basic knowledge of the phenomena and methods of extragalactic astrophysics.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
A personal research work will be asked to the students.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
2h lectures in 1st semester
Recommended or required readings
A copy of the Powerpoint files is available.
Useful books: - Schneider "Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology" (Springer, 2006) - Carroll & Ostlie "An introduction to modern astrophysics" (Pearson, 2007)
Assessment methods and criteria
Pr Pierre Magain : 04 366 9753 firstname.lastname@example.org