Stellar Dynamics and Galactic Structure
Instructor: Mariska KriekA basic course: Structure and kinematics of the galaxy; stellar population concepts; dynamics of stellar systems with and without encounters.
Computational Methods in Theoretical Astrophysics
Instructor: Richard KleinA broad in-depth survey of state-of-the-art numerical approaches to astrophysical self-gravitational gas dynamics with application to large scale simulation of coupled non-linear astrophysical flows. Finite-difference approaches for Lagrangian and Eulerian astrophysical hydrodynamics and coupled radiation-hydrodynamics. N-body gravitation techniques including direct N-body, P-M, P3M, and hierarchical Tree. Particle gas dynamics methods such as smooth particle hydrodynamics (SPH), adaptive SPH and unification of…
Introduction to Current Research
Instructor: Eugene ChiangContinuation of 290A. Study of a research topic with an individual staff member.