Matt Burleigh's Lectures
Matt Burleigh's Lectures
Lectures

The following powerpoint slides from my lecture courses are available for viewing and printing..


3677 Life in the Universe

New lectures for 2014/15
Lecture 1 including the radial velocity method is available here and as a pdf here
Lecture 2 including transiting planets is available here and as a pdf here
Lecture 3 including microlensing and direct imaging is available here and as a pdf here
Lecture 4 including lots of discussion of the statistics of the exoplanet population, and as a pdf here
Lecture 5 including Kepler results, and the search for habitable Earth-like planets. Also available as a pdf here
Revision Lecture. Also available as a pdf here

212 Particle Physics

212 Particle Physics Lecture 1 is available here and as a pdf here
212 Particle Physics Lecture 2 is available here (includes example problems) and as a pdf here
212 Particle Physics Lecture 3 The whole of the third lecture, including more example problems, is available here and as a pdf here
212 Particle Physics Revision lecture Crib-sheets and pointers as to what to revise for the exam, also as a pdf

I-Science

I-Science Exoplanets lecture The I-Science Exoplanet lecture is available here
and as a pdf here

1602 The Sun and the Stars

Lecture 1 (The Sun I) is available here and as a pdf here. Movies: lifescycle of a star , evolution of red giant and asymptotic giant , core-collapse supernova .
Lecture 2 (The Sun II) is available here and as a pdf here. Movies: sunspots on rotating Sun; active regions on rotating Sun; a solar flare; how a flare forms; NASA movie discussing solar flares and their impact on us.
Lecture 3 (Stellar distances) is available here and as a pdf here. Also here is the parallax movie.
Lecture 4 (Stellar spectra and the HR diagram) is available here and as a pdf here. Also, movie showing stars of different spectral types here.
Lecture 5 (Stellar Structure) is available here and as a pdf here. Also, here are the movies showing the fusion reactions: PP1, PP2, PP3, CNO cycle, triple alpha.
Lecture 6 (Stellar Evolution I) is available here and as a pdf here. Also movies: triggering collapse of a molecular cloud, and collapsing protostar.
Lecture 7 (Stellar Evolution II) is available here and as a pdf here. Movies: core-collapse Type II supernova, and supernova light-curve.
Unit 8 (binary stars) is available here and as a pdf here. Movies: spectroscopic binary, ecliupsing Algol system , cataclysmic variable and nova explosion.

1140 Waves and Quanta Unit 4: Atoms and Nuclei

Lecture 1 (Bohr model of the atom) is available here and as a pdf here
Lecture 2 is available here and as a pdf here
Lecture 3 is available here and as a pdf here
Revision Lecture is available here and as a pdf here


This document was last edited on 14th May 2015 by Matt Burleigh (mbu@star.le.ac.uk).