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.
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
Nov 23 - O. Siegmund -- "UV Astrophysics and Missions at the Space Sciences
Nov 30 - M. Davis -- "Cosmological Projects both Near and Far"
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