Professor John Bally
Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder

Fall 2015 Teaching:
ASTR 5740: "The Interstellar Medium and Star Formation"
ASTR 5740 introduces students to current research on Star Formation and the Interstellar Medium. Topics include: Phases of the ISM. Molecular clouds and PDRs. Formation of stars and star clusters. HII regions. 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.

Syllabus - 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 include the Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey and the Herschel Galactic Plane Survey (Hi-GAL).

Recent PhD receipients: Adam Ginsburg , Cara Battersby
Current senior graduate student: Allision Youngblood

I give popular talks on astronomy and cosmology to the general public and amateur astronomy groups. Bo Reipurth and I have written a popular book, The Birth of Stars and Planets


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