This course introduces the broad base of fundamental topics in astrophysics and cosmology. Topics include observational properties of stars; stellar physics; stellar atmospheres; distance scales; galactic structures; interstellar medium, normal and peculiar galaxies and high energy astrophysics, cosmological observations and Friedmann models; the early universe at different epochs; the origin of dark matter and formation of galaxies and large scale structure.
- Teacher: Ryan MacLellan
A one-semester laboratory to acquaint the student with concepts, equipment, and techniques appropriate to current experimental physics. Experiments are taken from atomic and nuclear physics, solid state physics, and wave optics.
Registration restriction: Instructor consent
Lab fee charged
- Teacher: Jing Liu