2021-2022 / SPAT0011-1

Extragalactic astrophysics


20h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in space sciences (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Pierre Magain

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

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

Astrophysics (SPAT0033-1)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

A personal research work will be asked to the students.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

2h lectures in 2nd 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

Oral (2/3 exam, 1/3 personal work)

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Pr Pierre Magain : 04 366 9753 pierre.magain@ulg.ac.be