Seminar series – Frontiers of Cosmology and Astrophysics

Academic year 2020/2021
Lecturer Andrea Ferrara, Andrei Albert Mesinger

Integrative teaching


Examination procedure

Written exam


PhD students


In this course we will cover the physics of galaxies and the cosmic web. Motivated by topical cosmological research, classes will comprise a mix of pedagogical lectures and Key Lectures given by top international scientists.  Topics include galaxy formation and evolution, galactic structure and environment, the interstellar mediium, the first stars and black holes, radiation from the first objects, the thermal and ionization history of the intergalactic medium.  Special attention will be devoted to what can be learned from current and upcoming observational efforts.

Bibliographical references

Relevant materials will be provided during the course.