Teaching

I teach several courses at bachelor and master level to Physics and Astronomy students and Mathematics students at UGent. I also teach to students of the Master of Space Studies, organized jointly by UGent and KUL.

Extragalactic Astronomy

Theory: Maarten Baes

Exercises: Sam Verstocken

Course of study: 2nd year Bachelor of Physics and Astronomy

Topics: historical overview, morphology and classification, stellar populations, interstellar matter, stellar kinematics, dark matter, active galactic nuclei, galaxies in a cosmological context

Astrophysical Simulations

Theory: Maarten Baes

Exercises: Peter Camps

Course of study: 1st year Master of Physics and Astronomy, Master of Mathematics

Topics: the art of scientific programming, gravitational N-body problem, astrophysical hydrodynamics, radiative transfer

Observational Techniques in Astronomy

Theory: Maarten Baes

Exercises: Sébastien Viaene

Course of study: Master of Physics and Astronomy

Topics: telescopes, the detection of electromagnetic radiation, detector characteristics, photometry, spectroscopy, astrometry and wide area surveys, optical data processing

Not taught in 2016-2017

Radio Astronomy

Theory: Maarten Baes

Exercises: Flor Allaert

Course of study: Master of Physics and Astronomy

Topics: historic review, types of radio emission, radio telescopes, receivers, interferometric observations, science output of radio astronomical data, data reduction

Astrophysics from Space

Theory: Maarten Baes, Christoffel Waelkens

Course of study: Master of Space Studies

Topics: Introduction to space astrophysics, optical astronomy from space, infrared astronomy, high-energy astronomy, radio astronomy from space