PhD/Master course,  10 hsp


Start: Monday, October 22nd, 2012 at 14:15



Teachers: Nikolai Piskunov & Susanne Höfner,  Dept. of Physics and Astronomy






Goals: The course is about understanding how to model complex dynamic media where a significant fraction of energy is transported by radiation. We will typical astrophysical environment as example (stars, circumstellar medium etc.). Students will learning numerical methods and approximations, understand the advantages and limitations of different techniques and obtain experience in using advanced computer codes and state-of-the-art computers.



Structure: The course consists of 2 parts: radiative transfer and hydrodynamics. Each part will include lectures and a small number of not-too-simple exercises.



Grading: In order to complete the course students would have to attend most of the lectures, do the home work and successfully complete the exercises. This will result in 10 points.



Schedule: We hope to finish all the lectures before mid January. The initial part that includes background material, refreshing of the relevant math and numerical methods and it will be very intense: 2 lectures per week on Mondays and Thursdays in Oseenska rummet (Å73121) .


RADIATIVE TRANSFER (Lecture notes and exercises)


Lecture 1 (Monday, October 22nd, 14:15) Total Recall. Radiation and Math, Part 1  (home work #1)

Lecture 2 (Thursday, October 25th, 10:15) Total Recall. Math, Part 2  (home work #2)

Lecture 3 (Monday, October 29th, 14:15) Microphysics of the radiative transfer

Lecture 4 (Wednesday, October 31st, 14:15) Intensity, chemistry and opacity  (home work #3). Unusual day and time!!!

Lecture 5 (Monday, November 5th, 14:15) Formal solvers of the RT equation  (home work #4 can be found here)

Lecture 6 (Thursday, November 8th, 10:15) Self-consistency of the RT solutions

Lecture 7 (Monday, November 12th, 14:15) Time-dependent Radiative Transfer in multi-dimensions


NUMERICAL HYDRODYNAMICS (Lecture Notes and Exercises)



NUMERICAL HYDRODYNAMICS (Lecture Notes and Exercises from 2007)