ASTRONOMY 290A -- FALL 1999

INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN ASTROPHYSICS

AT UC BERKELEY AND ITS ENVIRONS


Coordinator: D. Backer

Time: 4:10-5:00 PM Tuesdays

Place: 643 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 Dept., the Physics Dept., the Space Sciences Laboratory, The Radio Astronomy Laboratory, The Center for Particle Astrophysics, the Mechanical Engineering Department, the Statistics Department, NASA Ames Research Center, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will all 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 2000 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. A binder of with (p)reprint(s) for each speaker will be kept in the 6th floor Campbell Lounge. Please take a look prior to each meeting.

SCHEDULE


Aug 24 - D. Backer, J. Arons, J. Monroe, M. Barnato, W. Hoffman, A. Jensen -- "Staff and Resources at Berkeley"

Aug 31 - G. Marcy -- "Extrasolar Planets vs The Solar System"

Sep 7 - C. McKee -- "Star Formation and the Interstellar Medium"

Sep 14 - R. Lin -- "High Energy Solar Physics, Gamma-ray Astrophysics, and Planetary Science from Space"

Sep 21 - C. Townes -- "Stellar Interferometry at Infrared Wavelengths"

Sep 28 - G. Basri -- "Brown Dwarfs"

Oct 5 - I. King -- Globular Clusters

Oct 12 - J. Graham -- "Adaptive Optics, NIRSPEC, & Next Generation Space Telescope "

Oct 19 - B. Sadoulet -- "Cold Dark Matter Searches"

Oct 26 - H. Spinrad -- "Galaxies in the mist..."

Nov 2 - K. Hurley -- "Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts and Magnetars: the most powerful explosions and the strongest magnetic fields in the universe"

Nov 9 - C. Max -- "Astronomy with Adaptive Optics"

Nov 16 - S. Perlmutter -- "Supernovae, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Universe"

Nov 23 - O. Siegmund -- "UV Astrophysics and Missions at the Space Sciences Laboratory"

Nov 30 - M. Davis -- "Cosmological Projects both Near and Far"

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