Universität Wien

280422 VU Galactic Structure and Stellar Systems (2024S)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 55 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

There will be no exercise class on 6 March 2024!
Lectures will be in English.

Tuesday 05.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 06.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 06.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 13.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 13.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 19.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 20.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 20.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 09.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 10.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 10.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 16.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 17.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 23.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 24.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 24.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 30.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 07.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 08.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Wednesday 08.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Goals: Representation of Milky Way in context of all kinds of stellar systems in local Universe.
Contents: stellar structure / morphology of galaxies, globular clusters, supermassive black holes, active galactic nuclei, stellar populations, global star formation and metallicity, kinematics and Dark Matter.
Methods: lectures, exercises with beamer presentations or blackboard calculations.

Assessment and permitted materials

Exam (Multiple Choice) in first week of May, solution of weekly exercise sheets, presence in exercise groups. No tools are allowed for the exam. No AI tools allowed.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The final grade is computed as follows:
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, 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.
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

Examination topics

Content of lectures and exercises. Both will be available online via Moodle.

Reading list

Combes, Francoise, et al: Galaxies and Cosmology, Springer (Heidelberg)
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

Association in the course directory

GAL; PM-AP1;

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