Fall 2014 Teaching:
ASTR 2010 "Modern Cosmology"
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.
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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