Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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

  •  6098ASTRO 1101  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6099ASTRO 1101  DIS 201

    • M
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6100ASTRO 1101  DIS 202

    • M
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6101ASTRO 1101  DIS 203

    • M
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6102ASTRO 1101  DIS 204

    • M
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6103ASTRO 1101  DIS 205

    • T
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6104ASTRO 1101  DIS 206

    • T
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6105ASTRO 1101  DIS 207

    • W
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6106ASTRO 1101  DIS 208

    • W
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6107ASTRO 1101  DIS 209

    • W
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6108ASTRO 1101  DIS 211

    • R
    • Kaltenegger, L

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

  •  6273ASTRO 1103  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6274ASTRO 1103  DIS 201

    • M
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6276ASTRO 1103  DIS 202

    • M
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6277ASTRO 1103  DIS 203

    • M
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6278ASTRO 1103  DIS 204

    • M
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6279ASTRO 1103  DIS 205

    • T
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6280ASTRO 1103  DIS 206

    • T
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6281ASTRO 1103  DIS 207

    • W
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6282ASTRO 1103  DIS 208

    • W
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6283ASTRO 1103  DIS 209

    • W
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6284ASTRO 1103  DIS 211

    • R
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6275ASTRO 1103  LAB 401

    • M
    • Kaltenegger, L

  •  6285ASTRO 1103  LAB 402

    • T
    • Kaltenegger, L

ASTRO 1195

Provides a "hands-on" introduction to observational astronomy intended for liberal arts students. High school mathematics is assumed, but otherwise there are no formal prerequisites. The course objective ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7637ASTRO 1195  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Stacey, G

  •  7638ASTRO 1195  LAB 401

    • W
    • Stacey, G

ASTRO 1700

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

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1700

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9222ASTRO 1700  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Norton, M

      Squyres, S

  •  9223ASTRO 1700  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

  •  9224ASTRO 1700  DIS 202

    • F
    • Staff

  •  9225ASTRO 1700  DIS 203

    • R
    • Staff

  •  9226ASTRO 1700  DIS 204

    • F
    • Staff

  •  9227ASTRO 1700  DIS 205

    • F
    • Staff

  •  9228ASTRO 1700  DIS 206

    • F
    • Staff

  •  9229ASTRO 1700  DIS 207

    • R
    • Staff

ASTRO 2202

Writing course designed to develop an understanding of modern solar system exploration. Discussion will center on describing our home planet as a member of a diverse family of objects in our solar system. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8073ASTRO 2202  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Hayes, A

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

  •  8074ASTRO 2212  LEC 001

ASTRO 4410

The course covers methods in optical and radio astronomy and selected topics in astrophysics.  Major experiments use techniques chosen from charge-coupled device (CCD) imaging, optical photometry, optical ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5585ASTRO 4410  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Cordes, J

      Lloyd, J

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

  •  5541ASTRO 4431  LEC 001

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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHYS 4445

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6143ASTRO 4445  LEC 001

    • TR
    • McAllister, L

  •  7831ASTRO 4445  DIS 201

    • M
    • McAllister, L

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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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5542ASTRO 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6452ASTRO 4940  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6453ASTRO 4940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6454ASTRO 4940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6455ASTRO 4940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6456ASTRO 4940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6457ASTRO 4940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Herter, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6458ASTRO 4940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6459ASTRO 4940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6460ASTRO 4940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7599ASTRO 4940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6461ASTRO 4940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6462ASTRO 4940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6463ASTRO 4940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6464ASTRO 4940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6465ASTRO 4940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6466ASTRO 4940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7463ASTRO 4940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7464ASTRO 4940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7465ASTRO 4940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7466ASTRO 4940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7467ASTRO 4940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7468ASTRO 4940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Battaglia, N

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7601ASTRO 4940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7724ASTRO 4940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  8524ASTRO 4940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

ASTRO 6509

A comprehensive introduction to Einstein's theory of relativistic gravity. This course focuses on the formal structure of the theory. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHYS 6553

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17158ASTRO 6509  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Hartman, T

ASTRO 6511

Compact objects (neutron stars, black holes and white dwarfs) are the endpoints of stellar evolution. They are responsible for some of the most exotic phenomena in the universe including: supernova explosions, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHYS 6525

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17084ASTRO 6511  LEC 001

ASTRO 6599

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

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  •   Combined with: PHYS 6599

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17086ASTRO 6599  LEC 001

ASTRO 6940

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

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5584ASTRO 6940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6467ASTRO 6940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6468ASTRO 6940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6469ASTRO 6940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6470ASTRO 6940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6471ASTRO 6940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Herter, T

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6472ASTRO 6940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6473ASTRO 6940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

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Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6474ASTRO 6940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

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Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7600ASTRO 6940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

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Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6475ASTRO 6940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

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Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6476ASTRO 6940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

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Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6477ASTRO 6940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6478ASTRO 6940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6479ASTRO 6940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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Syllabi: none
  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6480ASTRO 6940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7469ASTRO 6940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7470ASTRO 6940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7471ASTRO 6940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7472ASTRO 6940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7473ASTRO 6940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7474ASTRO 6940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Battaglia, N

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  •  

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7602ASTRO 6940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7723ASTRO 6940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7979ASTRO 6940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  8525ASTRO 6940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

ASTRO 7690

Covers numerical methods for ordinary and partial differential equations, linear algebra and eigenvalue problems, integration, nonlinear equations, optimization, and fast Fourier transforms. Find out how ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHYS 4480PHYS 7680

  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  9091ASTRO 7690  LEC 001