## Physics and Astrophysics Lectures - Part 5

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**PHASG421 Atom and Photon Physics** - MSci (UCL)

- Interactions of atoms and single photons
- Processes,
selection rules and Einstein coefficients
- Oscillator
strengths, lifetimes

- Linewidths

- Exercises to
the topic

- Lasers
- Absorption and Amplification
of radiation, population inversion
- Examples of
laser systems
- Mode
structure
- Laser spectroscopy

- Coherence
- Strong-Field and Attosecond Physics
- Overview,
useful definitions and some strong-field phenomena
- Some
strong-field approaches

- Laser trapping
and cooling

6. Atoms in Strong Laser Fields

Introduction to Cosmology (Syracuse University)

Cosmological Perturbations

Universe_28a.doc Big Bang (Inflationary) Cosmology

Universe_28b.doc Structure formation (incomplete slides)

Universe_28c.doc Summary timeline of the Universe.

4C42 Particle Physics - MSci (UCL)

Statistical Mechanics - extra lecture notes.

MSc option C4 - Particle Physics (Oxford):

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lecture 4

Lecture 5

Lecture 6

Corrections to lecture notes
Particle detectors

Colliders and accelerators

Extra Lecture Notes on Particle Physics:

Elementary Particles

Nuclear mass and ground states

Alpha decay, nuclear fission and reactions

Nuclear reactions cont.

Nuclear fusion in stars

Beta and Gamma decays

2B22 Quantum Physics extra notes (UCL)

*Book* :

The Foundations of Celestial Mechanics
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Coordinate Sustems and Transformations
Chapter 3 Basics of Classical Mech
Chapter 4 Potential Theory
Chapter 5 Motion under a Central Force
Chapter 6 The 2-Body Problem
Chapter 7 Determination of Orbits
Chapter 8 Dynamics of more than 2 bodies
Chapter 9 Perturbation Theory
References and Supplementary Reading
Some Research Papers:

Hubble Key Project Report - W. Freedman *et al*.

Notes on Time's Enigma - L. Mersini-Houghton

Birth of the Universe from the Multiverse - L. Mersini-Houghton

Booklist for most of the Physics and Astrophysics degree modules

School of Mathematical Sciences (QMW)

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