Courses

ASTR 5013. Astrophysics (Odd years, Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduction to astrophysics. The course covers stellar evolution, interstellar medium, galactic nucleogenesis and observational cosmology. Prerequisite: PHYS 3613 or CHEM 3504.

ASTR 5033. Planetary Systems (Fa). 3 Hours.

The nature of the solar system and other planetary systems as deduced from observations and theoretical modeling. Structure and evolution of terrestrial and Jovian planets and their satellites. Planetary atmospheres, magnetospheres, and the solar wind; planetary interiors. Theoretical and observed properties of exoplanetary systems; astrobiology.