Physics of Accretion Disks

Lectures for the School of Modern Astrophysics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, summer of 2017.

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  • Notes [pdf]
  • Slides
    • Class 1 - Minimum Mass Solar Nebula, Vertical structure, disk flaring, angular momentum transport, anomalous viscosity, Shakura-Sunyaev model. [pdf]
    • Class 2 - Rayleigh criterium, Rayleigh instability, Magneto-rotational instability, energy budget, dead zones. [pdf]
    • Class 3 - Rossby wave instability, dust trapping, planet formation, convective overstability, zombie vortex instability, vertical shear instability, butcher diagram. [pdf]