This course is discontinued

Course content

Methods in numerical simulation in hydrodynamics and plasma physics applied to astrophysical problems.

Learning outcome

The course gives a background to apply methods in numerical simulation in Ph.D. theses in astrophysical hydrodynamics and plasma physics.


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


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). AST5130 – Space Plasma (discontinued), INF-MAT2350 – Numerical methods (discontinued) and FYS3150 – Computational Physics may also be useful.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with AST5340 – Numerical Simulation (discontinued)

10 credits against AST314.


2 hours of lectures/tutorials each week.


A final oral examination. Compulsory home exercises may be given. Pass/fail.


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

Course evaluation

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Facts about this course






Every autumn


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)