Special Topics in Astrophysics – Stellar Populations
Instructor: Dan Weisz
Time & Location:
MW 10-1130A, Campbell 501B
This class is a survey of contemporary extragalactic stellar populations. We will cover such topics as the IMF, ages of stars and galaxies, dust, modeling resolved and unresolved stellar systems, and interpreting observations of galaxies at various redshifts. This class involves reading and discussion of key current and historical papers, and gaining an appreciation for challenges in the field through select coding exercises and problem sets.