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Modern Computational Astrophysics: Concepts and Applications
The objectives of this course are to endow students with the capacity to identify and classify common numerical problems in modern astrophysics. The course aims at an active understanding of numerical methods and algorithms as well as their ranges of applicability. Solving basic astrophysical problems with adequate numerical techniques and determining the range of validity is an essential part of the course. This course (PHY-755) presents theoretical concepts which are then practiced in course PHY-765. A participation of both courses is strongly recommended.
Lecturers:Prof. Christoph Pfrommer & Dr. Philipp Girichidis, tutorials by Timon Thomas
Place and Dates:The lectures take place every Tuesday, at 10:15-11:45 in room 184.108.40.206. The exercise classes take place every Thursday, at 10:15-11:45 in room 2.28.0.087.
Not that this course is complemeted by a Seminar on Computational Astrophysics that takes place immediately after the lectures every Tuesday, at 12:15-13:45 in room 2.28.2.080.
The lectures are based on the revised lecture notes originally written by Prof. Springel (Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics) and are available as a PDF file (password protected).
Lecture slides on Parallel Computing
Homework AssignmentsAll homework assignments and sample code can be obtained via this link (password protected).
Credit Points:Credit points for this lectures can be used for the Master Science Astrophysics Modules PHY-755 and PHY-765.
Grades and credit points are given on the basis of an oral exam. To be eligible for this exam, you need to obtain at least 50% of the points of your homework assignments.