• Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology

    Astro C161 | Physics C161

    CCN: 13164

    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.