ls cd ASTRO 421 Galaxies - Spring 2017

ASTR421: Galaxies - Spring 2017

Prof. Richard Mushotzky

Tue, Thu; 3:30-4:45 PM

Midterm in class Thursday March 16

Project Due May 2

Project Requirements

High Energy Astrophysics Picture of the Week | Astronomy Picture of the Day

Course materials



Homework 1

Homework 2

Homework 3

Homework 4

Homework 5

Lecture Notes

Lecture 1 Introduction: Some Galaxy Properties

Lecture 2 Introduction: Some Galaxy Properties II

Lecture 3 Stellar Populations I

Lecture 4 Stellar Populations II

Lecture 5 Gas I

Lecture 6 Gas II

Lecture 7 Dust

Lecture 8 Milky Way I

Lecture 9 Milky Way II

Lecture 10 Dynamics I

Lecture 11 Dynamics II

Lecture 12 Dynamics III

Lecture 13 and 14 Local Group

Lecture 15 Spirals I

Lecture 16 Spirals II

Lecture 17 Star Formation

Lecture 18 Elliptical Galaxies I

Lecture 19 Elliptical Galaxies II

Lecture 20 Elliptical Galaxies III

Lecture 21 Clusters I

Lecture 22 Clusters II

Lecture 23 AGN I

Lecture 24 AGN II

Lecture 25 AGN III

Lecture 26 Summary

Some interesting articles and resources

Review Article on the Masses of Galaxies (technical)

Theory of Spiral Structure (J. Barnes Lecture Notes)

Notes on Stars (R. Bender Lecture Notes)

History of Science (Science article, 2009)

The great Shapley-Curtis debate on the size of the Universe

History of Cold Dark Matter

Popular version of Origin of Universe

The Friedmann equations and consequences (some deeper math)

Star Formation (Kennicutt, Annual Review)

Star Formation (Kennicutt and Evans 2012, review article)

Inferring History of Star Formation (Dunlop, review article)

Co-Evolution of Galaxies and Black Holes (Heckman and Kauffmann, review article)

Signatures of Formation of the Milky Way (Freeman and Bland-Hawthorn, review article)

Thermal Processes in Astrophysics (Kaastra et al., review article)

Physical Properties and Environments of Nearby Galaxies (Blanton and Moustakas, review article)

Derivation of Galactic Dynamics Equations (P. van der Kruit)

Chris Mihos's web site for Java apps illustrating galaxy dynamics>

Esther Zirbel's web site links to interesting articles from Scientific American>

Review article on AGN Physics (H. Netzer)

When where and how are SMBHs Born (J. Greene)

Galaxy Formation Theory (A. Benson)

Movies shown in class

Gravitational Lensing