Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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ASTRO 1102

The past few decades have seen incredible advances in the exploration of our solar system. In this course students learn about the current state and past evolution of the Sun and its family of planets, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASTRO 1104

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6046ASTRO 1102  LEC 001

  •  6047ASTRO 1102  DIS 201

  •  6048ASTRO 1102  DIS 202

  •  6049ASTRO 1102  DIS 203

  •  6050ASTRO 1102  DIS 204

  •  6051ASTRO 1102  DIS 205

  •  6052ASTRO 1102  DIS 206

  •  6053ASTRO 1102  DIS 207

  •  6054ASTRO 1102  DIS 208

  •  6055ASTRO 1102  DIS 209

  •  6056ASTRO 1102  DIS 211

ASTRO 1104

Identical to ASTRO 1102 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 1102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6057ASTRO 1104  LEC 001

  •  6058ASTRO 1104  DIS 201

  •  6059ASTRO 1104  DIS 202

  •  6060ASTRO 1104  DIS 203

  •  6061ASTRO 1104  DIS 204

  •  6062ASTRO 1104  DIS 205

  •  6063ASTRO 1104  DIS 206

  •  6064ASTRO 1104  DIS 207

  •  6065ASTRO 1104  DIS 208

  •  6066ASTRO 1104  DIS 209

  •  6067ASTRO 1104  DIS 211

  •  6068ASTRO 1104  LAB 401

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  •  6069ASTRO 1104  LAB 402

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ASTRO 2201

General discussion of how the universe has evolved since the Big Bang era and how our understanding of it has changed from ancient to modern times. Several main themes are covered over the course of the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8542ASTRO 2201  LEC 001

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8543ASTRO 2201  LEC 002

ASTRO 2211

Course surveying the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang onwards: what happens in the first few minutes of the universe's life; star formation, structure, and evolution; the physics of white dwarfs, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8544ASTRO 2211  LEC 001

ASTRO 2290

Provides a geometrically based introduction to special and general relativity, followed by consideration of astrophysical applications. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16728ASTRO 2290  LEC 001

ASTRO 3301

Hundreds of planets around other stars have been discovered over the past two decades, and many more discoveries are sure to come.  How are these discoveries made and what are the properties of these exoplanets ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16729ASTRO 3301  LEC 001

ASTRO 3334

Introduction to the tools of data processing and analysis for research in astronomy.  The course reviews the techniques employed in astrophysical research, both observational and theoretical, to explore ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17308ASTRO 3334  LEC 001

  • 17319ASTRO 3334  LAB 401

ASTRO 4433

An introduction to theoretical and observational cosmology aimed at interested science and engineering majors. Topics include an introduction to general relativity as applied to the cosmos; the cosmic ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHYS 4433

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16772ASTRO 4433  LEC 001

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  5829ASTRO 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5833ASTRO 4940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5834ASTRO 4940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5835ASTRO 4940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5836ASTRO 4940  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Gierasch, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5838ASTRO 4940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5839ASTRO 4940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5841ASTRO 4940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5842ASTRO 4940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5843ASTRO 4940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7739ASTRO 4940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5844ASTRO 4940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5845ASTRO 4940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5846ASTRO 4940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5847ASTRO 4940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5849ASTRO 4940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5850ASTRO 4940  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Veverka, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5851ASTRO 4940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7581ASTRO 4940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7582ASTRO 4940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7583ASTRO 4940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7584ASTRO 4940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7585ASTRO 4940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7586ASTRO 4940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Thomas, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7741ASTRO 4940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Spoon, H

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7966ASTRO 4940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7967ASTRO 4940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8900ASTRO 4940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

ASTRO 6510

A continuation of PHYS 6553 and ASTRO 6509 that covers a variety of advanced topics and applications of general relativity in astrophysics, cosmology, and high-energy physics. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHYS 6554

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16745ASTRO 6510  LEC 001

ASTRO 6523

Aims to provide tools for modeling and detection of various kinds of signals encountered in the physical sciences and engineering. Data mining and statistical inference from large and diverse databases ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16730ASTRO 6523  LEC 001

ASTRO 6577

Survey of processes involved in the formation and evolution of the surfaces of solar system bodies. Surface morphology and landforms of terrestrial planets, planetary satellites, asteroids, and comets. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: EAS 5770

  • 3-4 Credits Graded

  • 16599ASTRO 6577  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 Stdnt Opt

  •  5902ASTRO 6940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bean, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5906ASTRO 6940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Chernoff, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5907ASTRO 6940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Cordes, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5908ASTRO 6940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Flanagan, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5909ASTRO 6940  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Gierasch, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5911ASTRO 6940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Haynes, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5912ASTRO 6940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Herter, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5914ASTRO 6940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Lai, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5915ASTRO 6940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Lloyd, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5916ASTRO 6940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Lovelace, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7734ASTRO 6940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Lunine, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5917ASTRO 6940  IND 617

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    • Nicholson, P

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  •  5918ASTRO 6940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Romanova, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5919ASTRO 6940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Squyres, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5920ASTRO 6940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Stacey, G

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  •  5922ASTRO 6940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Teukolsky, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5924ASTRO 6940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Wasserman, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7587ASTRO 6940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Banfield, D

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  •  7588ASTRO 6940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Helfenstein, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7589ASTRO 6940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Kidder, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7590ASTRO 6940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Loredo, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7591ASTRO 6940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sullivan, R

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  •  7592ASTRO 6940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Thomas, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7737ASTRO 6940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Spoon, H

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7968ASTRO 6940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Riechers, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7969ASTRO 6940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Hayes, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8901ASTRO 6940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Kaltenegger, L

ASTRO 7620

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  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Seminar on Galaxy Formation and Evolution

  • 16736ASTRO 7620  SEM 101

  • A seminar focused on issues surrounding the formation of galaxies and their evolution across cosmic time. Emphasis will be placed on the correspondence of theory, numerical simulations and observations and the promise of major surveys, future facilities and recent advances in the field. Some background in extragalactic astronomy (e.g. Astro 3303, 4432, 6590 or equivalent) recommended. Open to advanced undergraduates by permission of instructor.