Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    Sep 27, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASTRO 4432 - Evolution of Galaxies

(PBS-AS, PHS-AS)      
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

D. Chernoff.

An overview of modern astrophysical concepts for physical science and engineering students similar in terms of level, style and prerequisites as ASTRO 4431 . A previous knowledge of the ASTRO 4431  material is useful but not required. The course will include topics not covered in ASTRO 4431 , such as formation of stars and planets (including exoplanets), dynamics and formation of galaxies, dark matter and cosmology, and gravitational wave astronomy. Current research problems in these areas are introduced along the way. The emphasis is on using fundamental principles of physics to explain astronomical phenomena.

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