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Welcome to the ``Compact Object and Accretion" Master course webpage!

We will learn together what Compact Object are, which physics can be learn and how they convert potential energy into radiation through mass accretion

The theory classes will be held on Tuesday at 15:30, starting on the 30th of January and ending on the 3rd of April 2018 The examination will be on the 17th of April 2018.

The material on which I base my lectures is

the book ``Black Holes, White Dwarfs, and Neutron Stars" by Shpiro & Teukolsky

Accretion Power in Astrophysics, by Frank, King & Raine

Optionally, if you read French, find here Prof. Frederic Daigne's lecture notes

Here a useful link for cgs units

The basis

1st lecture Definition, Motivation, Formation (for stellar C.O.)

1st homework due date 21st of February. Handing down to TA Stella Reino (office 560)

Isolated Compact Object

2nd+3rd lectures White Dwarfs

4th+5th lectures Black Holes

2nd homework due date 13th of March. Handing down to TA Stella Reino (office 560)

6th lectures Neutron Stars as isolated systems

7th lectures Neutron Stars' merger

8th lecture Neutron Star's equation of state


8th lecture Thin accretion discs
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Exam material

Find here the examination questions
17th April 2018 Final Exam