Topics of Theoretical Astronomy
Topics studied by theoretical astronomers include:
- stellar dynamics and evolution;
- galaxy formation;
- large-scale structure of matter in the Universe;
- origin of cosmic rays;
- general relativity and physical cosmology, including string cosmology and astroparticle physics.
Astrophysical relativity serves as a tool to gauge the properties of large scale structures for which gravitation plays a significant role in physical phenomena investigated and as the basis for black hole (astro)physics and the study of gravitational waves.
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