Astrophysical Data Analysis
Period of duration of course
This course has an experimental approach and aims to discuss how to analyze experimental data and simulations in the field of Astrophysics and Cosmology. The course is designed for doctoral students, but can also be attended by master students. It requires a basic knowledge of extragalactic Astrophysics: it is suggested (but not mandatory) to have attended the course of Frontiers of Cosmology and Astrophysics.
We will analyze data from observational projects and numerical simulations of galaxies and black holes. The course has the following main educational goals: (i) to understand recent and ongoing ground- and space-based missions from millimeter, to optical and X-ray wavelengths, including details of the detectors onboard and the structure of the delivered data; (ii) to learn advanced image processing techniques and spectroscopic analysis methods; (iii) to study numerical simulations of galaxy and black-hole co-evolution; (iv) to bridge the gap between observations and simulations in astrophysics.
The course provides students with the skills to analyze astrophysical data using the most advanced techniques currently available. At the end of the course, the student will have a deep knowledge of the techniques for the analysis of experimental data and simulations. The student will also have a deep knowledge of the physical processes and open problems related to the study of supermassive black holes and galaxies.
Bibliographic references will be communicated in class.