ASTRONOMY 290B -- SPRING 2000

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.

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


Jan 18 - J. Edelstein - 'Far UV observation of energetic galactic plasma'

Jan 25 - G. Smoot - 'AMANDA/IceCube' or 'CMB Cosmology'

Feb 1 - C. Heiles - 'Fields & Bubbles'

Feb 8 - I. dePater - 'Planetary Science'

Feb 15 - L. Blitz - 'BIMA, the 1hT, and the Local Group'

Feb 22 - No meeting

Feb 29 - H. Spinrad - 'Galaxies in the Mist'

Mar 7 - A. Filippenko - 'Supernovae, Active Galaxies, Black Holes, and Observational Cosmology'

Mar 14 - P. Eggleton - 'Solving Unsolved Problems in Stellar Evolution'

Mar 21 - J. Welch - 'Star Formation'

Mar 28 - No meeting - Spring Break

Apr 4 - D. Backer - 'Pulsars, ISM & Cosmology'

Apr 11 -

Apr 18 - R. Klein - 'The Collapse and Fragmentation of Molecular Clouds and Implications for Binary and Multiple Star Formation'

Apr 25 - P. Marcus - 'TBD'

May 2 - F. Shu - 'Star and Planet Formation'


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