Lecturer: Stefan Lalkovski


The course in Nuclear astrophysics is for undergraduate students and builds on the knowledge aquired in the nuclear physics. The topics covered are gamma- and X-ray observation techniques; nuclear reactions and reaction rates; natural abundance; priomordial and stellar nucleosynthesis; hydrogen burning cycles; triple-alpha process; advanced burning stages, and nucleosynthesis beyond the iron peak

Atomic Physics


The students will be introduced to the main aspects of the subject. They will acquire knowledge on modern technologies used in the observation of the hot Universe and state-of-the-art nuclear structure facilities, where related experiments are performed.

Further Study

The subject of the course is closely related to the courses Particles and Universe and Astrophysics for undergraduate students in physics.
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