課程資訊
課程名稱
星系形成與演化特論
Special Topics in Galaxy Formation and Evolution 
開課學期
110-2 
授課對象
理學院  天文物理研究所  
授課教師
林彥廷 
課號
AsPhys7023 
課程識別碼
244 M1240 
班次
 
學分
2.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一3,4(10:20~12:10) 
上課地點
天數812 
備註
與王為豪合授
總人數上限:45人
外系人數限制:5人 
 
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課程概述

This is an one-semester, introductory graduate course aiming at beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. We will provide an extensive and self-contained overview of observational aspects of galaxy formation and evolution, incorporating the latest results. We will start with an overview of galaxy formation in the cold dark matter with a cosmological constant framework, then continue to dive in to more detailed discussions on radiation from galaxies, statistical properties of galaxies, the formation of late and early type galaxies, galaxy clusters, and observational techniques of distant galaxies.

Note that this course is complementary to "Galactic Astrophysics (星系天文物理)", which will mainly focus on galactic dynamics. 

課程目標
It is expected that, after taking the course, the students will have a basic, yet solid understanding of the current theory of galaxy formation, which will allow them to conduct basic research projects in galaxy formation and evolution. 
課程要求
There is no prerequisite for this course; however, those who have taken "stellar evolution" and "observational techniques (天文觀測)" will find the course to be more accessible. Furthermore, our homework assignments require some basic coding capabilities in any modern computing languages.

Although the lectures will be delivered in Chinese, all the course works (homework and final report) should be done in English. 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
 
指定閱讀
We do not follow any textbooks, but the following books may be useful:
1) The cosmic perspective by Bennett, Donahue, Schneider and Voit
2) An introduction to modern astrophysics by Carroll & Ostlie
3) Galaxies in the universe: an introduction by Sparke and Gallagher
4) Extragalactic astronomy and cosmology: an introduction by P. Schneider
5) Introduction to Galaxy Formation and Evolution by Cimatti, Fraternali, and Nipoti
6) Galaxy formation and evolution by Mo, van den Bosch and White 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Classroom participation 
10% 
We encourage active participation of discussions in the class 
2. 
homework 
55% 
There will be roughly 5 sets of homeworks 
3. 
Final report 
35% 
The format of the final report is yet to be decided 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/14  Overview of galaxy formation in the framework of standard model of cosmology 
第2週
2/21  Radiation from galaxies (by WHW) 
第4週
3/07  Observational surveys (1) 
第5週
3/14  Observational surveys (2) 
第6週
3/21  Statistical properties of galaxies (1) 
第7週
3/28  Statistical properties of galaxies (2) 
第9週
4/11  Late type galaxies (1) 
第10週
4/18  Late type galaxies (2) 
第11週
4/25  Early type galaxies (1) 
第12週
5/02  Early type galaxies (2) 
第13週
5/09  Active galaxies 
第14週
5/16  Surveys for evolution of distant galaxies (by WHW) 
第15週
5/23  Long wavelength observations and the dusty population (by WHW) 
第16週
5/30  Finals 
第17週
6/06  (Galaxy clusters)