ASTRONOMY 290A -- FALL 2002
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN ASTROPHYSICS
AT UC BERKELEY AND ITS ENVIRONS
Coordinator: D. Backer
Time: 4:10-5:00 PM Tuesdays
Place: 544 Campbell
Tea, often with speaker, at 3:30 in 6th floor lounge
Credit: One Unit
This course provides a survey of the research opportunities available to
UC Berkeley graduate students interested in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Research groups in the Astronomy, Physics and Earth & Planetary Sciences
Departments along with those at the Space Sciences Laboratory, Radio Astronomy
Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will be represented.
The format is a weekly, one-hour presentation of current interests by a
representative (usually the PI) of a research group. Occasionally we
will organize a lab tour as part of the presentation. Astronomy 290B in
Spring 2003 will continue the series.
First year graduate students in Astronomy must take this course; graduate
students in other Departments, and others interested in finding out
what's going are all welcome.
Aug 27 - Wells, Monroe, McDonald, Plonsey, Bowne:
"Introduction from Staff"
Sep 3 - Marc Davis;
md_ADS : "Adventures in DEEP Space"
Sep 10 - Jack Welch;
ww_ADS :"Radio Astronomer at Work"
Sep 17 - Chris McKee;
cm_ADS :"Star Formation"
Sep 24 - Eugene Chiang;
ec_ADS : "Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems"
Oct 1 - Charles Townes;
ct_ADS :"Detailed Views of Old Stars from Narrow-band Mid-IR Interferometry"
Oct 8 - Geoff Marcy;
gm_ADS :"Multiple Planets with Multiple Mirrors"
Oct 15 - Jon Arons ;
"Astrophysical Compact Objects: Theory of high energy particle
acceleration and non-thermal Photon Emission"
Oct 22 - Al Glassgold;
"Physical Processes in Star Formation"
Oct 29 - Bob Lin (meet @ SSL?);
"Astrophysics and Space Sciences at SSL"
Nov 5 - Imke de Pater;
id_ADS :"Planetary Science with Radio and Infrared Telescopes"
Nov 12 - Don Backer;
"Pulsars, Gravitational Waves & Massive Black Holes"
Nov 19 - Richard Klein;
rk_ADS :"The Formation of Stars in Turbulent Molecular Clouds"
Nov 26 - Bernard Sadoulet;
Dec 3 - Eliot Quataert;
eq_ADS : ``Black Holes''