About the course
The course discusses extragalactic astronomy with emphasis on the origin and evolution of galaxies and with a strong connection to recent research results. The lectures concentrate on physical processes that are especially important for the formation and evolution of galaxies: star formation and the initial mass function, feedback from supernovae and stellar winds, dynamical processes within and between galaxies, chemical enrichment and mixing of the interstellar medium, active galactic nuclei, dust. The course to a large extent consists of seminars where the students discuss recent research literature. Each student then enters deeply into a specific subject that is chosen together with the teacher. This study is presented both in a written report and orally.