ASTR421: Galaxies - Fall 2014

Prof. Richard Mushotzky

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

Midterm in class Thursday October 16

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

Course materials


Lecture 1 Introduction: Some Galaxy Properties

Lecture 2 Introduction: Some Galaxy Properties

Lecture 3 Introduction: Some Galaxy Properties

Lecture 4 Stellar Populations I

Lecture 5 Stellar Populations II

Lecture 6 Gas I

Lecture 7 Gas II

Lecture 8 Dust

Lecture 9 Milky Way I

Lecture 10 Milky Way II

Lecture 11 Dynamics I

Lecture 12 Dynamics II

Lecture 13 Dynamics III

Lecture 14+15 Local Group

Lecture 16 Spirals I+II

Lecture 17 Star Formation

Lecture 18 Elliptical Galaxies I

Lecture 19 Elliptical Galaxies II

Lecture 20 Elliptical Galaxies III

Lecture 21 Clusters of Galaxies I

Lecture 22 Clusters of Galaxies II

Lecture 23 Galaxies Forming

Lecture 24 Galaxies Forming II

Lecture 25 Galaxies Forming III

Lecture 26 AGN I

Lecture 27 AGN II


Some interesting articles and resources

History of Science (Science article, 2009)

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

Some 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)

Movies shown in class

Gravitational Lensing