Lecturer: Nicolas Labrosse
Institution: Glasgow
Hours Equivalent Credit: 18
Assessment:  50% oral exam, 50% report on computer-based project

Course Summary

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the physical processes at work in the solar atmosphere, and to the principles and practice of research in the physics of the solar atmosphere. It is compulsory to all students enrolled on the MSc in Astrophysics, and optional to all students on the MSc in Theoretical Physics.

Its aims are:

  • To develop the students’ knowledge of emission processes of electromagnetic radiation; plasma physics; instrumentation; data analysis; theory and modelling – all in the context of the study of the solar atmosphere.
  • To offer initial training in solar physics research which will be useful for students interested in pursuing a career in astrophysics or theoretical astrophysics.