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

ASTRO 1104

Identical to ASTRO 1102 except for addition of the laboratory. view course details

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    Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: ASTRO 1102

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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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

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

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

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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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

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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  •  5829ASTRO 4940  IND 601

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    • Bean, R

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  •  5833ASTRO 4940  IND 605

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    • Chernoff, D

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  •  5834ASTRO 4940  IND 606

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    • Cordes, J

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  •  5835ASTRO 4940  IND 607

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    • Flanagan, E

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  •  5836ASTRO 4940  IND 608

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    • Gierasch, P

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  •  5838ASTRO 4940  IND 610

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    • Haynes, M

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  •  5839ASTRO 4940  IND 611

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    • Staff

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  •  5841ASTRO 4940  IND 613

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    • Lai, D

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  •  5842ASTRO 4940  IND 614

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    • Lloyd, J

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  •  5843ASTRO 4940  IND 615

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    • Lovelace, R

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  •  7739ASTRO 4940  IND 616

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    • Lunine, J

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  •  5844ASTRO 4940  IND 617

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    • Nicholson, P

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  •  5845ASTRO 4940  IND 618

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    • Romanova, M

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  •  5846ASTRO 4940  IND 619

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    • Squyres, S

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  •  5847ASTRO 4940  IND 620

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    • Stacey, G

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  •  5849ASTRO 4940  IND 622

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    • Teukolsky, S

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  •  5850ASTRO 4940  IND 623

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    • Veverka, J

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  •  5851ASTRO 4940  IND 624

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    • Wasserman, I

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  •  7581ASTRO 4940  IND 625

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    • Banfield, D

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  •  7582ASTRO 4940  IND 626

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    • Helfenstein, P

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  •  7583ASTRO 4940  IND 627

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    • Kidder, L

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  •  7584ASTRO 4940  IND 628

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    • Loredo, T

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  •  7585ASTRO 4940  IND 629

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    • Sullivan, R

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  •  7586ASTRO 4940  IND 630

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    • Thomas, P

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  •  7741ASTRO 4940  IND 633

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    • Spoon, H

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  •  7966ASTRO 4940  IND 635

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    • Riechers, D

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  •  7967ASTRO 4940  IND 636

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    • Hayes, A

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  •  8900ASTRO 4940  IND 637

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    • 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

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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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

ASTRO 6940

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

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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.