Freshman Seminar 23u: Gravity in Extremes: Black Holes in the Universe





The existence of black holes was debated through the last decades of the 20th century. Now, it is believed they exist in most, if not all galaxies, including our own. What has changed? In this course, as students read from popular articles (e.g. Scientific American, Nature and others) based on the latest scientific research and modern instruments, they will explore black holes through gravity's eyes, from its formation to its evaporation, and associations (if any) with dark matter. The course will end with a brief look at antigravity, a.k.a. dark energy?

Note: Open to Freshmen only

Syllabus, 2012

Reading Assignments, 2012

See also: Undergraduate