- Module code: PX416
- Module name: High Energy Astrophysics
- Department: Physics
- Credit: 7.5
Module content and teaching
High energy cosmic rays are currently an area of considerable interest. This module aims to describe current high energy cosmic ray observations, and their explanation in terms of quantitative models.
Principal learning outcomes
At the end of this module you should: know the important features of current high energy cosmic ray observations; be able to explain how these observations may be understood quantitatively in terms of a model based on the acceleration to very high energies of particles in plasmas; be able to read and have some understanding of review articles in current high energy astrophysics literature.
Timetabled teaching activities
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|7.5 CATS (Module code: PX416-7.5)|
|B (Examination only)||1.5 hr exam (Summer) High Energy Astrophysics||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Physics (BSc MPhys) (F304) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 4