• Introduction to Current Research

    Astron 290A

    CCN: 20764

    Instructor: Jessica Lu

    Time & Location:

    Monday 4:00 - 6:00PM Campbell 233



    In addition to introducing first-year graduate students and anyone interested to research opportunities with Astronomy faculty and research staff, this class discusses a wide variety of "meta" topics, e.g., how to choose a research advisor, what constitutes a competitive PhD thesis, and standards for ethical behavior in the workplace. Nuts-and-bolts topics such as good programming practices and popular software tools (jupyter, github, sharelatex, and the like) are also covered. Faculty panelists are invited to weigh in with personal perspectives.