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Course content

An introduction to the formation and transport of radiation in the Sun and stars, stellar interiors and their evolution. Diagnostics of physical conditions in stars from observations and observational techniques.

Learning outcome

You will get a broad base of knowledge of radiation processes and stars.


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


Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge

Four semesters of the Fysikk, astronomi og meteorologi (bachelor) (continued) programme. FYS2160 – Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics should be studied simultaneously.


3 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials each week.


A final written examination will constitute 70% of the final grade. A mid-term test (home or in classroom) will constitute 30% of the final grade. Letter grades (A-F). A number of compulsory home exercises without grading may also be given.

If the course is taught in english, written exams will be given in english.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Evaluation Autumn 2009.

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Every autumn


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)