ls cd ASTRO 421 Galaxies - Spring 2017

ASTR421: Galaxies - Fall 2018

Prof. Richard Mushotzky

Tue, Thu; 12:30-1:45 PM

Midterm in class Thursday Oct 11

Project Due Dec 4

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

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