3740 Home    Relativity & Cosmology

ASTR 3740 Homepage Spring 2000

MWF 2.00-2.50pm in Duane Physics, G131.

This is an upper division undergraduate course in Relativity and Cosmology for science majors. It aims to provide a quantitative introduction to special and general relativity, to black holes, and to modern cosmology. Knowledge of calculus is assumed. This an elective for the APS minor (and major, if approved).


Guest Lectures

SpeakerTopicDate
Nick Gnedin Special Relativity Video Wed 26 Jan
Chris Reynolds X-rays from Black Holes Wed 16 Feb


Red circle.
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  Blue circle.
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Cerulean.
They invite you to a tour of Cartwheel icon Special Relativity.

Image of Schwarzschild wormhole Embedding diagram of a Schwarzschild wormhole.

This image is from the White Holes and Wormholes section of Black Hole icon Falling into a Black Hole.


Latest x-ray images from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory:

Cas A SNR The Cas A Supernova Remnant. Is the central point source associated with a neutron star or a black hole?
Galactic Center The Center of our Galaxy. The central point source is associated with a black hole of about 2.6 × 106 solar masses.
Center of M31 Center of the Andromeda Galaxy, M31. The central point source is associated with a black hole of about 3 × 107 solar masses.

Are the cosmological parameters known at last?


Professor Andrew J. S. Hamilton
JILA, room A706
Office hours: TR 1.30-3.00pm

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