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Faculty of Mathematics


These courses provide a broad introduction to research in theoretical astrophysics; they are taken by students of both Part III Mathematics and Part III Astrophysics. The courses are mostly self-contained, building on knowledge that is common to undergraduate programmes in theoretical physics and applied mathematics. For specific pre-requisites please see the individual course descriptions.

Title Examinable Term Number of Lectures
Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics Part III Examinable Michaelmas 24
Extrasolar Planets: Atmospheres and Interiors Part III Examinable Lent 24
Planetary System Dynamics Part III Examinable Michaelmas 24
Structure and Evolution of Stars Part III Examinable Michaelmas 24
Dynamics of Astrophysical Discs Part III Examinable Lent 16
Optical and Infrared Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments Part III Examinable Michaelmas 16