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 astrophysics
  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”
  P.Jablonka, Prof. EPFL

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MOOCs

The Laboratory of Astrophysics has created two public, free online courses. The first cover the basics of astrophysics at a university level. The course is given in French, but English subtitles are available. The course website is here. The second one cover the principles of radio astronomy. It is given in English. 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.

    Section of Physics
    Teachers: Courbin Frédéric
    Language: french
    Academic term: 2022-2023


  • Astrophysics II

    This course is an introduction to stellar physics. It yields the concepts needed to understand how a star behaves, to build models of stellar structure and evolution, and to interpret stellar spectra.

    MINEUR
    Teachers: Jablonka Pascale
    Language: french
    Academic term: 2022-2023


  • Astrophysics III : stellar and galactic dynamics

    The aim of this course is to acquire the basic knowledge on specific dynamical phenomena related to the origin, equilibrium, and evolution of star clusters, galaxies, and galaxy clusters.

    Section of Physics
    Teachers: Revaz Yves
    Language: english
    Academic term: 2022-2023


  • 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
    Teachers: Kneib Jean-Paul Richard
    Language: english
    Academic term: 2022-2023


  • Astrophysics V : The variable Universe

    Introduction to time-variable astrophysical objects and processes, from Space Weather to stars, black holes, and galaxies. Introduction to time-series analysis, instrumentation targeting variability, and the importance of the time domain for astronomy, cosmology, and fundamental physics.

    Doctoral Program in Physics
    Teachers: Anderson Richard Irving
    Language: english
    Academic term: 2022-2023


  • Concurrent engineering challenge

    The main objective of this course is to teach the students the fundamentals of concurrent engineering for space missions and systems. The course is built around a similar framework to that of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Concurrent Engineering Challenge.

    MINEUR
    Teachers: Kneib Jean-Paul Richard, Rodriguez Martinez David
    Language: english
    Academic term: 2022-2023


  • Dynamics of astrophysical fluids and plasmas

    The dynamics of ordinary matter in the Universe follows the laws of (magneto)hydrodynamics. In this course, the system of equations that describes astrophysical fluids will be discussed on the basis of selected astrophysical examples, from the physics of stars, to galaxies and the early Universe.

    Doctoral Program in Physics
    Teachers: Schober Jennifer Waltraud
    Language: english
    Academic term: 2022-2023


  • General physics : mechanics (SV II)

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

    Section of Life Sciences Engineering
    Teachers: Kneib Jean-Paul Richard
    Language: french
    Academic term: 2022-2023


  • History of cosmology

    (Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

    Auditeurs
    Teachers: Jablonka Pascale
    Language: french
    Academic term: 2022-2023


  • Introduction to astroparticle physics

    We present the role of particle physics in cosmology and in the description of astrophysical phenomena. We also present the methods and technologies for the observation of cosmic particles.

    Section of Physics
    Teachers: Perrina Chiara, Neronov Andrii
    Language: english
    Academic term: 2022-2023