280422 VU PM-AP2 VU Astrophysics II (PI) (2020W)
- Registration is open from Th 10.09.2020 10:00 to Mo 28.09.2020 23:59
- Registration is open from Th 01.10.2020 10:00 to Tu 13.10.2020 23:59
- Deregistration possible until Tu 13.10.2020 23:59
- Bodo Ziegler
- Asmus Böhm
- Bianca-Iulia Ciocan
- Markus Levonyak (Student Tutor)
- Julian Penzinger (Student Tutor)
ATTENTION: The first lecture on Oct 6, 2020, 15:00 will be given digital via Big Blue Button on Moodle. If you do not have access to the lecture on Moodle yet, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knowledge of STEOP and Astrophysics I required. The lecture will be given in hybrid form. On Tuesdays (except for Oct 6), the lecture will take place 15:00-16:30 in the lecture hall and seminar room SE01 in the Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17. We will circulate lists of names how students will be distributed on the lecture hall and SE01. The Friday lecture will be given as a video available on Moodle.
The exercise groups will take place on Tuesdays 16:45-18:15 and Friday 13:15-14:45 in the lecture hall of the Sternwarte. The distribution of students into two groups will be explained during the first lecture on Oct 6.
In case of a Covid19-related shutdown, the lecture and exercises will switch to purely digital form. Members of risk groups can be excused from the presence requirements.
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
50% exam (Grade 1-5, grading scheme is shown below). To successfully complete the lecture it is mandatory to pass the exam (grade 4 or better).
30% presentations in exercise groups in teams of 2 students each; grades 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 or 3.
20% solutions of weekly exercise sheets (grades 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5), presence in exercise groups. If a student is absent without an excuse more than twice, the exercise grade is degraded by one, e.g. from 2 to 3.
All partial requirements have to be fulfilled. No tools (except a pen) are allowed for the exam. For students who fail to pass the exam we will conduct a second exam around the end of February 2021.
Grading scheme for exam:
below 45% -> grade 5
45% - 58.75% -> grade 4
58.75% - 72.5% -> grade 3
72.5% - 86.25% -> grade 2
86.25% - 100.0% -> grade 1
Peebles, James E.: Principles of Physical Cosmology, Princeton Univ. Press
Schneider, Peter: Extragalaktische Astronomie und Kosmologie, Springer (Heidelberg)
Weigert, A., Wendker, H.J., & Wisotzki, L.: Astronomie und Astrophysik, Wiley-VCH (Berlin)
For further literature, see list on Moodle