ASTRONOMY 290B -- SPRING 1999

INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN ASTROPHYSICS

AT UC BERKELEY AND ITS ENVIRONS


Coordinator: D. Backer

Time: 4-5 PM Tuesdays

Place: 643 Campbell

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, 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. Astronomy 290B in Spring 1999 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 on, are all welcome. Please reply if you would like to be on the email list for weekly reminders.

A binder of background reading materials will be kept in 601 Campbell Hall.

Last semesters talks are under AY 290A.


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SCHEDULE -- SPRING 1999


Jan 19 - M. Davis -"Large Scale Structure and Dust Maps"

Jan 26 - W. Holzapfel - "Arcminute Scale CMB Anisotropy and Observations of the Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect"

Feb 2 - C. McKee - "Interstellar Astrophysics and Star Formation"

Feb 9 - G. Marcy - "Planets around Main Sequence Stars"

Feb 16 - G. Basri - "Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs"

Feb 23 - J. Arons -"Theory of Pulsars and other Astrophysical Magnetospheres"

Mar 2 - D. Backer - "Neutron Stars, Pulsars and the Turbulent Interstellar Medium"

Mar 9 - R. Klein - "The Collapse and Fragmentation of Molecular Clouds and Implications for Binary and Multiple Star Formation"

Mar 16 - A. Filippenko - "Supernovae, Observational Cosmology, Black Holes, and Active Galaxies"

Mar 30 - L. Bildsten - "Degeneracy in Astrophysics: From Neutron Stars to the Pre-Main Sequence" "

Apr 6 - P. Marcus - "How the plants got their stripes: or what creates the zonal winds of Saturn and Jupiter"

Apr 13 -

Apr 20 - D. Hollenbach - "Astrophysics Research at NASA Ames"

Apr 27 - C. Max - "Adaptive Optics"

May 4 - Janet Luhman - "How the Sun makes Earth's Space Weather"

[at SSL in auditorium with computer projector]

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