Stellar Structure & Evolution


Graduate Course in Astronomy

Leiden University

Lecturer: Yamila Miguel

Assistants: Stella Reino and Fraser Evans

Classes: Fridays from 15:30 to 17:15
Room: HL414
From September 21st until December 7th
The general course description can be found in the e-Prospectus

Literature and Course Material


Lecture notes of Prof. Onno Pols
"Stellar interiors", by Hansen, Kawaler & Trimble
"Stellar Structure and Evolution", by Kippenhahn, Weigert & Weiss, 2nd edition


Stella Reino: Office 560 Oort Builduing, Hours: Tuesday 11:00-12:00 and Thursday 13:00-14:00
Fraser Evans: Office 537 OB, Hours: Monday 14:30-15:30 and Wednesday 10:30-11:30

Lecture Materials

Some constants in cgs units
1st class
8th class
9th class
10th class
11th class


Important: The deadline to hand in the essay is November 16, 2018 at noon. The grades will be given on November 30, 2018. A pass is required in order for the written exam to be graded.
Assignments results SSE2018
Assignments retake results SSE2018


Info: The written exam will be on January 18th, 2019 from 14:00 to 17:00 in room HL106. The exam will have a practical and a theoretical component. Neccesary equations and constants will be given. In order to prepare for the exam, the exercises in the notes are a good example of what will be requested.
Exam results SSE2018.
The exam will be explained on Wed January 30 at 14.30 in room HL414.

Re-take exam

Info: The written re-take exam will be on February 5th, 2019 from 10.00 to 13.00 in room HL211.
Retake Exam results.
The retake exams will be shown on Thursday February 14 at 15:30 in room HL111 and on Friday February 15 from 11:00 to 12:00 in office 540 (Oort).