Current lectures by N. Langer


Lecture term: April 12 - July 12, 2018

Times: Thu 11:15-12:45
Location: AIfA Bonn , Room 0.008

Exercise class: April 20 - July 13, 2017

Times: Fri 9:00-10:00 and Fri 11:00-12:00
Location: AIfA Bonn , Rooms 0.006/0.008
The exercise class is a compulsory part of the course.

Each student is expected to give a presentation of 15 minutes (10+5), to discuss a recent research paper on a topic in nucleosynthesis. A list of suggested papers is available here.

NOTE: if the paper file is compressed (ends with .gz), it has already been chosen by somebody.

The setup of this class is as follows: in the lectures, it is assumed that you worked through the corresponding chapter of the day (see table below) beforehand. During the lecture, we will discuss the most relevant topics of the lectures, and the most relevant questions you have about this. You need to email your questions before Wednesday 13:00 to Vsevolod Nedora and David Ramon Aguilera Dena (> and so that they can be considered for the lectures. In your email, please use "NucSyn" as subject, and mention at the beginning of your question the corresponding subsection of the lecture notes. Note that 50% of the grade for this lecture will be based on your questions. The other half will be based on your presentation. Your presence in the lectures, and in the excercise class, is also a requirement to earn the credit points for this class.

Time Table

(Thu, 11:15-12:45)
Chapter email questions by
April 12 Ch.1,2: Intro + Therm. reactions -
April 26 Ch.3: Big Bang Nucleosyn. Wed, April 25, 13:00
May 3 Ch.4: Hydrogen burning Wed, May 2, 13:00
May 17 Ch.4: CNO, NeNa, MgAl cycles Wed, May 16, 13:00
June 7 Ch.4: Advanced burning processes Wed, June 6, 13:00
June 14 Ch.5.1: s-process Wed, June 13, 13:00
June 15 (Fr. 9:00-11:00) Student Presentations
June 21 Ch.5.2: r-process Wed, June 20, 13:00
June 22 (Fr. 9:00-11:00) Student Presentations
June 28 Ch.5.2: Core collapse supernovae and p-process Wed, June 27, 13:00
July 5 Ch.6: Thermonuclear supernovae Wed, July 4, 13:00
July 12 Ch.7: Cosmic ray nucleosynthesis Wed, July 11, 13:00

For those who are interested, find the lecture notes of last term's Stars and Stellar Evolution lecture here:
Chapter 1-3 Chapter 4-5 Chapter 6-7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 .

Last updated: April 5, 2018