Stellar Astrophysics (Block)

winter term 2017/2018
Lecturer: Stefan Jordan, Ralf Klessen
Link to LSF
4 participants


Ralf Klessen

ZAH/ITA, Albert-Ueberle-Str. 2, 69120 Heidelberg

Stefan Jordan

ZAH/ARI, Mönchhofstr. 12-14, 69120 Heidelberg

Time and Location:

Lecture and tutorials: February 13-21, 9-12, 14-16 


Seminar room (1st floor) in the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Mönchhofstr. 12-14 (a wrong location was given here until Feb 11!)


Stellar structure and evolution / stellar atmospheres / Sun


The tutorials are held at the end of the lectures.


There is no final schedule for the lecture yet.

Here is the preliminary schedule:


13.2. Introduction, Stellar Structure 1 (Ralf Klessen)
14.2  Stellar structure 2 (Ralf Klessen)
15.2. Energy transport (Ralf Klessen)
16.2. Energy production (Ralf Klessen), Main sequence (Stefan Jordan)
19.2. Stellar evolution to AGB (Stefan Jordan)
20.2. Evolution to the AGB, Late stages of stellar evolution, Rotation (Stefan Jordan)
21.2. Stellar pulsations, magnetic fields, stellar spectra (Stefan Jordan)

Feb 23, 2018: Written exam

Block seminar: April 10, 2018


Participants and seminar topics:

1. Muzzamil Mushtaq (13:00-13:45): Formation of the first stars (Volker Bromm)
2. Tim Möllers (13:45-14:30): The Remnant of Supernova 1987A
3. Jonas Syed (14:30-15:15): The chemically homogeneous evolutionary channel for binary black hole mergers: rates and properties of gravitational-wave events detectable by advanced LIGO (de Mink et al. 2016)

The talks will have a length of 30 minutes followed by 15 minutes of discussions.

On Monday we will send around the information in which room we will meet.

Practice groups

  • Group Teilnehmer/innen
    4 participants
    Seminarraum, Astronomisches Rechen-Instiitut, Mönchhofstr. 12-14, 9:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00
  • Group Tutorial (Ralf Klessen, Stefan Jordan)
    0 participants
  • Group Tutorial group (Stefan Jordan, Ralf Klessen)
    0 participants
Stellar Astrophysics (Block)
winter term 2017/2018
Jordan Klessen
Link zum LSF
4 participants