Course Synopses

16:750:541 STARS AND STAR FORMATION (3)

  • Course Description:

    Observed properties of stars. The internal structure of stars, energy generation and transport, neutrinos, solar oscillations. The evolution of isolated and double stars, red giants, white dwarfs, variable stars, supernovae. Challenges presented by the formation of stars, the importance of magnetic fields. Pre-main sequence stellar evolution.

    We will study the observed properties and physics of stars, including their internal structure, energy generation and transport, and their atmospheres. We will examine star formation, stellar evolution, and stellar remnants, including white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes.

  • Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/grad/541/