Radiation Processes in Astronomy
Instructor: Aaron ParsonsAn introduction to the basic physics of astronomy and astrophysics at the graduate level. Principles of energy transfer by radiation. Elements of classical and quantum theory of photon emission; bremsstrahlung, cyclotron and synchrotron radiation. Compton scattering, atomic, molecular and nuclear electromagnetic transitions. Collisional excitation of atoms, molecules and nuclei.
Instructor: Martin WhiteWeekly seminar on research in cosmology, typically featuring outside speakers.
Special Topics in Astrophysics: Black Holes and Galaxy Dynamics
Instructor: Josh Bloom
Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
CCN: 21211The study of theoretical astrophysics.
Introduction to Current Research
Instructor: Eugene ChiangStudy of a research topic with an individual staff member.
Planetary Science Seminar
Instructor: Burkhard MilitzerThe departments of Astronomy and Earth and Planetary Science offer a joint research seminar in advanced topics in planetary science, featuring speakers drawn from graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and visiting scholars. Topics will span planetary interiors; surface morphology; atmospheres; dynamics; planet formation; and astrobiology. Speakers will vary from semester to semester. Meetings will be held once a week for…
Instruction Techniques in General Astronomy