phy954 - Imaging and Data Analysis (Complete module description)

phy954 - Imaging and Data Analysis (Complete module description)

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Module label Imaging and Data Analysis
Modulkürzel phy954
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Attendance: 56 hrs, Self study: 124 hrs
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Engineering Physics (Master) > Schwerpunkt: Biomedical Physics
Zuständige Personen
  • Poppe, Björn (module responsibility)
  • Poppe, Björn (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Knowledge from the courses Astrophysics I and II
Skills to be acquired in this module
The students learn to use modern astronomical instruments for observation (photographic) and spectroscopy, as well as to evaluate the obtained measurement data. They will gain insights into di erent areas of astrophysics and data processing and will be introduced to cutting-edge research areas. In addition, students learn how a consistent description of astrophysical processes emerges from observational data, theory and modeling.
Module contents
Preparation of observations in a seminar including selection of relevant objects, determination of observation techniques (e.g. high resolution photography or spectroscopy), execution of observations at C2PU ("Centre Pedagogique Planete et Univers, South of France") and evaluation of observations.
B.W. Caroll, Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, Addison-Wesley, 2013

M. Camenzind, Compact Objects in Astrophysics, Springer, 2007

P. Lena, D. Ruoan Observational Astrophysics, Springer 2012

J.L. Starck, F. Murtagh, Astronomical Image and Data Analysis, Springer 2006

D.S. Birney, G. Gonzalez. Observational Astronomy, Cambridge University Press, 2006

BDWarner, Photometry and Lightcurve Analysis, Springer 2006
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity unlimited
Type of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Teaching/Learning method Lecture: 4 hrs/week
Previous knowledge Knowledge from the courses Astrophysics I and II
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
Written examination: Between 90 and 180 minutes or Oral examination: Between 20 and 45 minutes
Form of instruction Lecture
Frequency SoSe oder WiSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 28 h