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
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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