Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

This course provides an advanced introduction to radiation transport applied to stellar atmospheres and numerical stellar atmosphere models, non-LTE and numerical methods in radiation transport.

Learning outcome

After completing this course:

  • you will have knowledge of spectral line formation without using the approximation of Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium (non-LTE).
  • you will have knowledge of basic numerical methods in non-LTE radiative transfer.
  • you will understand basic concepts in stellar atmosphere modelling.
  • you will be able to apply these methods to solve a stellar atmosphere modelling problem in the form of a term project.
  • you can present the results of the term project in a written report in the style of a research paper.

Admission to the course

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Bachelor’s Degree from the Physics and Astronomy Program or comparable.

Overlapping courses


Teaching extends over one semester. There will be two hours of lectures/tutorials each week in the first half of the semester. During the second half of the semester students will be working on a project paper and receive individual supervision.


This course has a final oral examination and compulsory project assignment. The final grade is determined after an overall assessment of the two parts.

Examination support material

No aids allowed during the oral examination

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Nov. 26, 2020 11:10:08 AM

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