Swayam course in Astronomy and Astrophysics : [56] Community home page

This course on Astronomy and Astrophysics consisting of eleven modules gives an overview of recent developments in different areas of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and some of the required pedagogy. The eleven modules identified for this course are: General theory of relativity; Gravitational waves; Quantum gravity; Cosmology and large-scale structure; Galaxies and clusters of galaxies; Physics of compact objects; Solar system astronomy; Observational astronomy; Astronomy from archival data; Time-domain astronomy and Astrostatistics. Each module has a number of presentations by some of the leading experts in their respective fields, which are arranged as Chapters. Each Chapter has a number of Sections highlighting different aspects for the convenience of those taking the course. Teachers may choose different modules depending on their areas of interest to meet the requirements of UGC/MHRD. The course will help teachers keep abreast of current knowledge in the different areas, new and upcoming observational facilities in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, be aware of the rich archival data from observatories across the world which they may use in their research as well as teaching, and adopt some of the contents of this course in their regular teaching in their respective institutions.

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Module 10: Time-domain Astronomy [3]

Time-domain Astronomy

Module 11: Astrostatistics [3]

Astrostatistics

Module 1: General Theory of Relativity [4]

General Theory of Relativity

Module 2: Gravitational Waves [6]

Gravitational Waves

Module 3: Quantum Gravity [3]

Quantum Gravity

Module 4: Cosmology and Large-Scale Structure [6]

Cosmology and Large-Scale Structure

Module 5: Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies [7]

Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies

Module 6: Physics of Compact Stars [5]

Physics of Compact Stars

Module 7: Solar System Astronomy [6]

Solar System Astronomy

Module 8: Observational Astronomy [10]

Observational Astronomy

Module 9: Astronomy from Archival Data [3]

Astronomy from Archival Data