Natalia Ivanova, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin
Email
nata.ivanova@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 248-1899
Address
2-107 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

MSc in Astronomy & Mathematics (1995) SPbU, Russia;

DPhil (PhD) in Astrophysics (2003), Oxford, UK;

2001-2005 Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics,Northwestern U., IL, USA;

2005-2009 CITA Postodoctoral Fellow, Toronto, Canada

2009-present Canada Research Chair in Astronomy & Astrophysics


Research

Theoretical studies of interacting binaries: mass transfer in binaries, common envelope evolution, stellar evolution codes, stellar hydrodynamics codes, population's studies, compact binaries in globular clusters.



Teaching

This year: Astro 320, PHYS 495/595.

Past: ASTRO 465/565, ASTRO 122, PHYS 124

 

Announcements

Graduate student and postdoctoral positions are available, see my webpage.


Courses

ASTRO 465 - Stellar Astrophysics II

Stellar interiors and nuclear transformations; energy transport; model stars; variable stars; stellar evolution. Prerequisites: PHYS 310, 271, ASTRO 320, MATH 334. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of ASTRO 465 or ASTRO 565.


ASTRO 565 - Stellar Astrophysics II

Stellar interiors and nuclear transformations; energy transport; model stars; variable stars; stellar evolution. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of ASTRO 465 or ASTRO 565.


PHYS 467 - Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics

Cartesian tensors; stress; strain and deformation; Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions of motions; conservation principles, Cauchy's equation of motion; constitutive relations, elasticity, plasticity, linear and nonlinear viscous fluid flow; elastic wave equation and Navier-Stokes equation; similarity, scaling and nondimensionalisation of governing equations. Applications from geophysics, materials science, oceanography, and atmospheric physics. Pre- or corequisites: MATH 337 or ECE 341, PHYS 381.


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