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Fall 2015-2016
AST 522   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Extragalactic Astronomy

Jenny E. Greene
Michael A. Strauss

This course is an overview of cosmology and extragalactic astronomy, with an emphasis on the connection between theoretical ideas and observational data. The Big Bang model and the standard cosmological model will be emphasized, as well as the properties and evolution of galaxies, quasars, and the intergalactic medium.

Sample reading list:
Longair, M., Galaxy Formation
Mo, van den Bosch, White, Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Reading/Writing assignments:
Additional Reading List: References to current literature and review articles in the journals.

Other (See Instructor) - 100%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Undergraduate Physics and Math.

Other information:
Advanced undergraduates are welcome to enroll, but they should contact one of the professors first.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21284 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M W   Peyton Hall   33   Enrolled:13 Limit:20