• Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology


    CCN: 22679

    Instructor: Martin White

    Time & Location:

    T TH 2:00 - 3:30PM 131 Campbell Hall



    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.