Teaching

Courses offered at EPFL/UNIL

Astrophysics I,
Introduction to astrophysics
4th semester
Physics section EPFL
Bachelor
F. Courbin, Prof. EPFL
Astrophysics II,
Physical basics of astrophys
ics
6th semester
Physics section EPFL
Bachelor
P. Jablonka, Prof. EPFL
Astrophysics III,
Stellar and galactic dynamics 
7th semester
Physics section EPFL
Master
Y. Revaz, Dr. EPFL
Astrophysics IV,
Observational cosmology 
8th semester
Physics section EPFL
Master
J-P. Kneib, Prof. EPFL
History of cosmology Université de Lausanne (UNIL)
“Sciences au carré”
G. Meylan, Prof. EPFL

MOOCs

The Laboratory of Astrophysics has created a public, free online course. It covers the basics of astrophysics at a university level. The course is given in French, but English subtitles are available. The course website is here.

EPFL course content

  • Astrophysics I: introduction to astrophysics

    This course describes in a simple way the astrophysical concepts behind our perception of the Universe. By covering a broad range of topics, the goal of the course is also to help students develop a broad picture of the Universe we live in.

    MINEUR, Spring semester
    Section of Physics, Bachelor semester 4
    Teachers : Courbin Frédéric.
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • Astrophysics II

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Section of Physics, Bachelor semester 5
    Teachers : Jablonka Pascale.
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • Astrophysics III : stellar and galactic dynamics

    MINEUR, Autumn semester
    Section of Physics, Master semester 1
    Section of Physics, Master semester 3
    Teachers : Kneib Jean-Paul.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • Astrophysics IV : observational cosmology

    Cosmology is the study of the structure and evolution of the universe as a whole. This course describes the principal themes of cosmology, as seen from the point of view of observations.

    Section of Physics, Master semester 2
    Section of Physics, Master semester 4
    Teachers : Kneib Jean-Paul.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • Cosmology: Dark and Luminous Matters

    Two of the most important problems in modern astrophyiscs and cosmology are (i) galaxy formation and their evolution with time and (ii) the study of the distribution and the nature of dark matter and dark energy in the Universe.

    Doctoral Program in Physics,
    Teachers : Courbin Frédéric. Jablonka Pascale.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • General physics : thermodynamics

    Give the student the basic notions that will allow him or her to have a better understanding of physical phenomena, such as the mechanic of point masses. Acquire the capacity to analyse quantitatively the consequences of these effects with appropriate theoretical tools.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Bachelor semester 2
    Teachers : Jablonka Pascale.
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • History of cosmology

    Ce cours illustre de façon simplifiée mais néanmoins correcte, les résultats de la méthode scientifique appliquée à l'étude de l'Univers, de l'Antiquité grecque jusqu'aux progrès récents de la cosmologie, fruits de la confrontation objective de la théorie à l'observation.

    Auditeurs, Spring semester
    Teachers : Meylan Georges.
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019