Prerequisite: ASTR601; or permission of CMNS-Astronomy department.
Models of stellar atmospheres, methods of determinins properties of stars, physical principles governing stellar interior processes, observational data for determining stellar evolution, nuclear processes, stellar modeling.
Restriction: Permission of CMNS-Astronomy department.
Credit only granted for: ASTR622 or ASTR688R.
Introduction to modern cosmology. Topics include the large scale structure of the universe, cosmological models, the Big Bang, the cosmic microwave background, the nature of dark matter, and galaxy formation.
Special Topics in Modern Astronomy; Seminar in Modern Astronomy Research
Special Topics in Modern Astronomy; Practical Astrostatistics
We will present a practical approach to astrostatistics, in which we will emphasize an understanding of the assumptions underlying "black box" approaches and will whenever possible use real data sets as examples. We will reinforce these ideas by presenting examples in the published literature of statistical errors in data analysis. Some light coding will be required, in any language that is convenient for a given student.