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

Fall 2014 Teaching:
ASTR 2010 "Modern Cosmology"
ASTR 2010 introduces students to the amazing recent developments in modern cosmology. What is the nature of the Universe ? What is its structure, history, and its eventual fate? What is the nature of its contents? We are part of the first generation of humans to see the cosmos in all wavelengths of the spectrum due to access to space and electronic technology. Telescopes are mapping the cosmos at radio, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths. Owing to the finite speed of light, telescopes are time-machines. The deeper we look into space the farther we look back in time. Thus, we can observe 13.7 billion years of cosmic evolution.

Class: Meets MWF 11:00 - 11:50 PM in Duane G125.
Office hours: Monday 2:00 - 3:30 PM; Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 PM or by appointment.

Syllabus ; 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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