Astronomy Graduate Courses • Spring 2016

  • A basic course: Structure and kinematics of the galaxy; stellar population concepts; dynamics of stellar systems with and without encounters.


  • A 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

    Astro 290B

    CCN: 06062

    Instructor: Eugene Chiang

    Continuation of 290A. Study of a research topic with an individual staff member.