Last updated Oct 4, 2021
Stars and Stellar Evolution
- Lecture term: Oct. 14, 2021 - Feb. 3, 2022
Location: AIfA Bonn , Lecture Hall,
except for Oct. 14, which will be held online only
While all participants who fullfil the university requirements are encouraged to take part in all parts
of the lectures in person (except for Oct. 14), we will undertake efforts to broadcast the lectures
live in zoom. We regret if the learning experience will be inferior to that of students who participate in person.
Please see below for the zoom connection details.
Meeting ID: 989 4923 3275
Exercises (slots to be confirmed):
Mon 14:00-16:00, AIfA, Room 0.005, or
Wed 14:00-16:00, AIfA, Rooms 0.006 and 0.008
Tutors: Harim Jin (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Kaila Nathaniel (email@example.com),
Xiao-Tian Xu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please register for the exercise class by sending an email to all three tutors, indicating your preferred time slot.
If you are free on both time slots, please indicate that as well, which will greatly help us with scheduling.
You will receive a reply confirming your time slot, and indicating when and where the first exercise class takes place.
Lab part (obligatory):
Fri 8:45-9:50, Room 0.007 (CIP pool room)
STARTS FRIDAY NOV. 12 at 8:45
Please see here for details
The setup of the lectures is as follows: in the lectures, it is assumed that you worked through the
corresponding chapter of the day (see table below). The lectures cover the main content, but we
will discuss some of the questions you have about the lecture topic.
Please email your questions before Wednesday 13:00 to all three tutors
so that they can be considered for the Thursday lectures. In your email,
please use "SSE" as subject, and mention at the beginning of your question the corresponding
subsection of the lecture notes.
Note that 20% of the grade for this lecture will be based on
50% of your grade will be based on the final written exam (open book).
The exam question may resemble the exercises which are discussed during
the exercise class, which is thus highly advisable to attend.
As a mandatory part of this course, we offer a computer lab based on an interactive stellar
evolution software, lead by Dr. Luca Grassitelli.
30% of your grade will be based on your lab reports.
Information on the final exam:
| Lectures |
| Lecture: Chapters || Exercises |
| email questions by |
| Oct. 14 || Ch.1 || - || - |
| Oct. 21 || Ch.1, 2.1, 2.2 || 1.1-1.4 || Wed, Oct. 20, 13:00 |
| Oct. 28 || Ch.2.3, 2.4, 3 || 2.2-2.4 || Wed, Oct. 27, 13:00 |
| Nov. 4 || Ch.4 || 3.1-3.3 || Wed, Nov. 3, 13:00 |
| Nov. 11 || Ch.5 || 4.1, 4.4 || Wed, Nov. 10, 13:00 |
| Nov. 18 || Ch.6 || 5.1-5.4 || Wed, Nov. 17, 13:00 |
| Nov. 25 || Ch.7 || 6.2-6.4 || Wed, Nov. 24, 13:00 |
| Dec. 2 || Ch.7 || 7.1-7.3 || |
| Dec. 9 || Ch.8 || 8.1,8.4 || Wed, Dec. 8, 13:00|
| Dec. 16 || Ch.9 || 9.1,9.2 || Wed, Dec. 15, 13:00 |
| Dec. 23 || Ch.10 || 10.1-10.2 || Wed, Dec. 23, 13:00 |
| Jan. 13 || Ch.11 || 11.1-11.3 || Wed, Jan. 12, 13:00 |
| Jan. 20 || Ch.12 || 12.1-12.3 || Wed, Jan. 19, 13:00 |
| Jan. 27 || recap || - || - |
| Monday Feb. 14 || Exam || time: 9:15 || |
The final exam will take place on Thursday, Feb.3 , 9:15-11:00 (see table above).
IMPORTANT: you need to be registered for this exam in BASIS!
And you need to bring your student ID-card to the exam.
You may use the lecture notes during the exam, as well as any other book you like.
Pocket calculators may be used as well. Laptops, smartphones, internet, and any kind of
comunication device, however, are not allowed to be used
during the exam.
The retake exam will take place on March 31, 2022, please register on Basis for it.
Information for non-physics/astronomy students:
You are also asked to take part in the final exam. However, you may restrict
yourself to answering only 2 out of 4 questions.
Here, Alex Tudorica's beautiful images demonstrating various stages
of stellar evolution from the night sky of Bonn using the AIfA'a rooftop telescope: