Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

ASTRO 1101

"From Black Holes to undiscovered worlds" - a journey through our fascinating universe. Ever wondered about the universe? What you see in the night sky? How stars get born and how they die? How Black holes ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASTRO 1103

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6422ASTRO 1101  LEC 001

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  •  6423ASTRO 1101  DIS 201

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  •  6424ASTRO 1101  DIS 202

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  •  6425ASTRO 1101  DIS 203

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  •  6426ASTRO 1101  DIS 204

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  •  6427ASTRO 1101  DIS 205

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  •  6428ASTRO 1101  DIS 206

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  •  6429ASTRO 1101  DIS 207

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  •  6430ASTRO 1101  DIS 208

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  •  6431ASTRO 1101  DIS 209

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  •  6433ASTRO 1101  DIS 211

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ASTRO 1103

Identical to ASTRO 1101 except for addition of the laboratory. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: ASTRO 1101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6615ASTRO 1103  LEC 001

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  •  6616ASTRO 1103  DIS 201

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  •  6618ASTRO 1103  DIS 202

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  •  6619ASTRO 1103  DIS 203

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  •  6620ASTRO 1103  DIS 204

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  •  6621ASTRO 1103  DIS 205

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  •  6622ASTRO 1103  DIS 206

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  •  6623ASTRO 1103  DIS 207

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  •  6624ASTRO 1103  DIS 208

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  •  6625ASTRO 1103  DIS 209

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  •  6627ASTRO 1103  DIS 211

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  •  6617ASTRO 1103  LAB 401

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  •  6628ASTRO 1103  LAB 402

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ASTRO 1110

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

ASTRO 1195

Provides a "hands-on" introduction to observational astronomy intended for liberal arts students at the freshman and sophomore level. High school mathematics is assumed, but otherwise there are no formal ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8248ASTRO 1195  LEC 001

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  •  8249ASTRO 1195  LAB 401

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ASTRO 1700

From ancient Mediterranean seafarers to the Mars rovers, from Christopher Columbus to the Apollo astronauts, humans have for centuries explored the far reaches of our planet. Now we are venturing into ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1700

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7877ASTRO 1700  LEC 001

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  •  8325ASTRO 1700  DIS 203

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  •  8326ASTRO 1700  DIS 204

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  •  7884ASTRO 1700  DIS 205

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  •  7885ASTRO 1700  DIS 206

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  •  8879ASTRO 1700  DIS 207

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ASTRO 2202

Writing course designed to develop an understanding of our home planet as a member of a diverse family of objects in our solar system. Discussion centers on how studies of other planets and satellites ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9350ASTRO 2202  LEC 001

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ASTRO 2212

Introduction to the solar system with emphasis on the quantitative application of simple physical principles to the understanding of what we observe or can deduce. Topics include the formation and evolution ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9355ASTRO 2212  LEC 001

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ASTRO 2299

This course surveys the possibilities for life in the cosmos and the search for it, against the backdrop of our modern understanding of the cosmos.  It covers ideas about the origin of the universe and ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9213ASTRO 2299  LEC 001

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ASTRO 3303

This course provides an overview of our current understanding of how galaxies have evolved over the last 13+ billion years and how their evolution has been influenced by their local intergalactic environment.  ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17943ASTRO 3303  LEC 001

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ASTRO 3310

Reviews basic techniques employed in the collection and processing of spacecraft images of solar system objects. view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16757ASTRO 3310  LEC 001

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ASTRO 4410

Observational astrophysics. Major experiments involve techniques in CCD (charge-coupled-device) imaging, optical photometry, optical spectroscopy, radiometry, radio spectroscopy and radio astronomy. The ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5864ASTRO 4410  LEC 001

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  • First meeting is from 4:30 to 5:30 to ascertain the regular meeting pattern of the class from then on.

ASTRO 4431

Major topics include: the structure and evolution of stars; solar neutrino astronomy; stellar seismology; the physics of white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes; the physics of low mass stars and connection ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5810ASTRO 4431  LEC 001

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ASTRO 4445

One-semester introduction to general relativity that develops the essential structure and phenomenology of the theory without requiring prior exposure to tensor analysis. General relativity is a fundamental ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHYS 4445

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6472ASTRO 4445  LEC 001

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  •  8590ASTRO 4445  DIS 201

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ASTRO 4940

Individuals work on selected topics. A program of study is devised by the student and instructor. view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5811ASTRO 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6840ASTRO 4940  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Burns, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6841ASTRO 4940  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Campbell, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6842ASTRO 4940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6843ASTRO 4940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6844ASTRO 4940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6845ASTRO 4940  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Gierasch, P

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6846ASTRO 4940  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Giovanelli, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6847ASTRO 4940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6848ASTRO 4940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Herter, T

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6849ASTRO 4940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Houck, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6850ASTRO 4940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6851ASTRO 4940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6852ASTRO 4940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8190ASTRO 4940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6853ASTRO 4940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6854ASTRO 4940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6855ASTRO 4940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6856ASTRO 4940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6857ASTRO 4940  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Terzian, Y

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6858ASTRO 4940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6859ASTRO 4940  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Veverka, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6860ASTRO 4940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7990ASTRO 4940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7991ASTRO 4940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7992ASTRO 4940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7993ASTRO 4940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7994ASTRO 4940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7995ASTRO 4940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Thomas, P

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8008ASTRO 4940  IND 631

    • TBA
    • Sloan, G

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8192ASTRO 4940  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Hedman, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8193ASTRO 4940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Spoon, H

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8194ASTRO 4940  IND 634

    • TBA
    • Tiscareno, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8422ASTRO 4940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8893ASTRO 4940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18388ASTRO 4940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

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ASTRO 6525

Covers telescope design, optical design and instrumentation for wavelengths from optical to radio and their relation to current research needs. Adaptive optics, interferometry and aperture synthesis will ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16440ASTRO 6525  LEC 001

    • TRSpace Sciences Building 622
    • Campbell, D

      Chatterjee, S

      Cordes, J

      Giovanelli, R

      Herter, T

      Lloyd, J

      Riechers, D

      Stacey, G

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ASTRO 6530

Fundamentals of radiative transfer, bremsstrahlung, synchrotron radiation, Compton scattering, spectral line transfer, gas heating and cooling, and topics in atomic and molecular spectroscopy are discussed ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16441ASTRO 6530  LEC 001

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ASTRO 6570

Introductory survey of planetary science with an emphasis on the application of physical principles. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16442ASTRO 6570  LEC 001

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ASTRO 6599

Intended to provide a detailed theoretical development of current ideas in cosmology. Topics include Big Bang cosmology and universe's matter content; a cosmological chronology very early universe, symmetry ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHYS 6599

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16443ASTRO 6599  LEC 001

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ASTRO 6940

Guided reading and seminars on topics not currently covered in regular courses. view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5862ASTRO 6940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6862ASTRO 6940  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Burns, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6863ASTRO 6940  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Campbell, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6864ASTRO 6940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6865ASTRO 6940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6866ASTRO 6940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6867ASTRO 6940  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Gierasch, P

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6868ASTRO 6940  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Giovanelli, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6869ASTRO 6940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6870ASTRO 6940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Herter, T

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6871ASTRO 6940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Houck, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6872ASTRO 6940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6873ASTRO 6940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6874ASTRO 6940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8191ASTRO 6940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6875ASTRO 6940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6876ASTRO 6940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6877ASTRO 6940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6878ASTRO 6940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6879ASTRO 6940  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Terzian, Y

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6880ASTRO 6940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6881ASTRO 6940  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Veverka, J

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6882ASTRO 6940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7996ASTRO 6940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7997ASTRO 6940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

  •  
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Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7998ASTRO 6940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

  •  
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Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7999ASTRO 6940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

  •  
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Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8000ASTRO 6940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

  •  
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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8001ASTRO 6940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Thomas, P

  •  
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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8007ASTRO 6940  IND 631

    • TBA
    • Sloan, G

  •  
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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8195ASTRO 6940  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Hedman, M

  •  
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Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8196ASTRO 6940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Spoon, H

  •  
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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8197ASTRO 6940  IND 634

    • TBA
    • Tiscareno, M

  •  
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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8421ASTRO 6940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8894ASTRO 6940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

  •  
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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18389ASTRO 6940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •