Astronomy Undergraduate Courses • Fall 2017

  • Sophomore Seminar

    Astro 84, section 1

    CCN: 12949

    Instructor: Steven Beckwith

    This seminar discusses the physics of Black Holes, the evidence for their existence, and some of the interesting implications that black holes pose for the universe. Using Kip Thorne's book, "Black Holes and Time Warps; Einstein's Outrageous Legacy," we will delve into the ordinary predications about black holes–space-time curvature, time dilation, the dangers of getting too close, the central singularities,…