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2020/2021

Nuclear Astrophysics

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02JAS ZK 2 2+0 Czech
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Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Nuclear processes in the Universe and stars, relic radiation, nucleosynthesis and neutrinos as a fingerprint of these processes. Experimental facts on cosmic rays, ideas on their origin and their detection at the Earth.

Requirements:

Knowledge of the basic course of physics

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Basic ideas on Universe development. Thermodynamics of the early Universe - radiation and matter epoch. Relic radiation. Primordial nucleosynthesis. Synthesis of heavy elements.

2. Nuclear processes in stars. Thermodynamics of self-gravitating objects. Nucleosynthesis in the Sun. Solar neutrinos. Supernova explosions and neutron star formation and evolution. Neutrinos from neutron star.

3. Cosmic rays. Phenomenology. Origin, acceleration and propagation. Detection techniques. Interaction with the atmosphere, air showers and detectors.

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Knowledge:

Types of nuclear processes in the space, cosmic radiation

Abilities:

Orientation in problems of nuclear processes in the space

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Key references:

[1] G.Börner, The Early Universe, Springer-Verlag, 1988

[2] H.V.Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, K Zuber, Particle Astrophysics, IOP, 1997

Recommended references:

[3] T.K.Gaisser, Cosmic Ray and Particle Physics, Cambridge University Press, 1990

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