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Astronomy 554: Astrophysics Of The Sun

Course Outline

Plasmas: Dynamics, hydrostatics/hydrodynamics, magnetic fields, magnetohydrodynamics, waves, magnetic reconnection

Solar transients: Flares and CMEs, particle acceleration , high energy radiation, CME models , solar energetic particles

Space weather



Lectures T Th 10:50 - 12:05 PM

Homework (25%)

Term exam (15%)

Presentation (10%)

Review paper (20%)

Final exam (30%)

Text: Priest and Forbes, Magnetic reconnection: MHD theory and applications

Priest, Solar magnetohydrodynamics


All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.