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Viewing: ASTR 2131 : Astrophysics Seminar

Last approved: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:50:44 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:24:13 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Physics (PHYS)
Astrophysics Seminar
Astrophysics Seminar
Fall 2016
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PHYS 1012 or PHYS 1022

C. Kouveliotou
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Course led each week by a different expert in the research on various astrophysical sources and phenomena. Topics may include the life and death of stars; most violent explosions in the universe; evolution of galaxies; and evolution of the universe on the largest scales.
Content Objectives 1. Become familiar with a wide range of astrophysical areas and phenomena. 2. Become familiar with various methods and techniques used to answer astrophysical questions. Skills Objectives 1. Learn how to critically extract important and relevant information from astrophysical research papers. 2. Practice presentation skills. 3. Practice writing skills for research papers.
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This course will be part of the proposed astrophysics major/minor. The aim is to offer this course in the fall of 2016.
echacko (Thu, 10 Mar 2016 19:53:50 GMT): Rollback: This looks like a good Sophomore Colloquium course. The syllabus lacks the statement on accommodation for religious holidays. Please add and re-submit.
briscoe (Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:05:27 GMT): Rollback: Need new rel holiday statement
gharris (Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:23:59 GMT): Re: absence of class schedule on syllabus, the instructor and his or her topic will vary by class meeting
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