Radio astronomy 2

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The objective of this course is to overview the main astronomical observations from the radio to the sub-millimeter discussing the key astrophysical questions associated to these emissions. The course is structured around three main topics: the diffuse galactic emission, emission from discrete sources, background emissions
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will:
· Understand the most important emission mechanisms of e.m. waves in the range from radio to near infra-red wavelenghts
· Know the most imporant sources, both diffuse and discrete, responsible of the emissions studied
· Understand how from the observed emissions it is possible to derive important informations (such as age, energy flux, spatial distribution, etc) of the sources responsible of such emissions and the environments in which they live
· Understand the spatial and temporal distribution of various sources along the lifetime of the Universe and which kind of information these emissions give about Universe past history
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
FIS/05 - ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours