Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology
Astro C161 | Physics C161
Instructor: Aaron Parsons
Time & Location:
TuTh 2-330P, 131 CAMPBELL
Elements of general relativity. Physics of pulsars, cosmic rays, black holes. The cosmological distance scale, elementary cosmological models, properties of galaxies and quasars. The mass density and age of the universe. Evidence for dark matter and dark energy and concepts of the early universe and of galaxy formation. Reflections on astrophysics as a probe of the extrema of physics.