ASTR421: Galaxies - Fall 2012

Prof. Richard Mushotzky

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

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

Course materials


Homework 1

Homework 3

Homework 4

Homework 5

Lectures 1-2 Introduction: Some Galaxy Properties

Lectures 3-4 Basic Galaxy Properties

Lectures 4-6 Stellar Populations

Lectures 7-8 ISM: Gas

Lecture 9 ISM: Dust

Lecture 10-11 Milky Way

Lecture 12 Dynamics chapter 3 of S+G

Lecture 13 Local group chapter 4 of S+G

Lecture 14-15 Spiral Galaxies chapter 5 of S+G

Lecture 14-15 Star Formation

Lecture 16-18 Elliptical Galaxies chap 6 of S+G

Lecture 19-22 Galaxies forming and changing

Lecture 23 First AGN Lecture

Lecture 24 Second AGN Lecture

Lecture 25 Third AGN Lecture

Lecture 27 Summary

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