Spring 2015 Teaching:
ASTR 1200 "Stars & Galaxies"
introduces students to current research on Star Formation
and the Interstellar Medium.
Phases of the ISM.
Molecular clouds and PDRs.
Formation of stars and star clusters.
Feedback and self-regulation of star formation.
Stellar winds, supernovae, and superbubbles.
Impacts of the environment on planet formation.
Class: Meets Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 2:00 - 2:50 PM in Duane E-126
Office hours: Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 PM or by appointment.
Course Poster -
Course Materials (lectures, homework, solutions)
Research and Outreach:
The insterstellar medium, star formation, feedback and the self-regulation of star formation.
Formation of clusters and massive stars. Protostellar outflows and jets.
Molecular Clouds. Astrobiology. Black-holes and cosmology.
Observations from visual to radio wavelengths. Instrumentation. Major recent projects
Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey
Herschel Galactic Plane Survey (Hi-GAL).
Recent PhD receipients:
Current senior graduate student:
I give popular talks on astronomy and cosmology to the general public and
amateur astronomy groups. Bo Reipurth and I have written a popular
The Birth of Stars and Planets
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24-Aug-2011 5:50 PM MDT