Current lectures by N. Langer


Lecture term: April 27 - July 27, 2017

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

Exercise class: May 5 - July 28, 2017

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

Find the lecture notes here .

Each student is expected to give a presentation of 15 minutes, 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 me your questions before Wednesday 13:00 to Manali Hemant Jeste 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 27 Ch.1: Introduction -
May 4 Ch.2: Therm. reactions Wed, May 3, 13:00
May 11 Ch.3: Big Bang Nucleosyn. Wed, May 10, 13:00
May 18 Ch.4: Hydrogen burning Wed, May 17, 13:00
June 1 Ch.4: CNO, NeNa, MgAl cycles Wed, May 31, 13:00
June 22 Ch.4: Advanced burning processes Wed, June 21, 13:00
June 29 Ch.5.1: s-process Wed, June 28, 13:00
June 30 (Fr. 9:00-10:00) Student Presentations
July 6 Ch.5.2: r-process Wed, July 5, 13:00
July 13 Ch.5.2: Core collapse supernovae and p-process Wed, July 12, 13:00
July 14 (Fr. 9:00-10:00) Student Presentations
July 20 Ch.6: Thermonuclear supernovae Wed, July 19, 13:00
July 27 Ch.7: Cosmic ray nucleosynthesis Wed, July 26, 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 9, 2016