This course is discontinued

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Course content

Important topics in plasma astrophysics and cosmic physics.

Learning outcome

The course gives a theoretical background to master and Ph.D. theses in plasma astrophysics.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

Bachelor degree of the Fysikk, astronomi og meteorologi (bachelor) (continued) programme or comparable.

Recommended previous knowledge

Bachelor degree of the Fysikk, astronomi og meteorologi (bachelor) (continued) programme, specially AST3130 – Gas dynamics (discontinued). FYS4620 – An Introduction to Plasma Physics may also be useful.

Overlapping courses

10 credits AST309.


2 hours of lectures/tutorials each week.


A final oral examination. Compulsory home exercises may be given. Letter grades.


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


The course is given if 3 or more students sign up.

Facts about this course




Last teaching semester: spring 2009.


Last exam semester: spring 2011.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)