Graduate

Astronomy 215hf: Topics in Contemporary Astrophysics

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2013

Topics in Contemporary Astrophysics

This full year half course will cover a broad range of contemporary topics in observational and theoretical astrophysics through a set of 10-12 two-week modules taught by members of the Astronomy Department faculty. The course will meet twice per week, and each module will be comprised of a stand-alone topic with a single homework assignment. Enrolled students will be required to sign up for the full year and attend half of the offered modules.

Astronomy 201b : Interstellar Medium and Star Formation

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2013

Nature of the Interstellar Medium (ISM): composition, energetics, densities and interactions; observations and theory. Processes leading to the formation of stars and planets, as well as studies of the feedback on the ISM from stellar death.

Paper: Nathan E. Sanders, Chris Faesi, Alyssa A. Goodman (2013) A New Approach to Developing Interactive Software Modules through Graduate Education, (http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.1908v1)

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