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ASTR 511, Winter 2017: Galaxies as Galaxies

Mario Jurić and Željko Ivezić

Location

  • When: 2:20-3:40, Tue & Thu, Winter quarter 2016-2017
  • Where: PAB B305 (Physics-Astronomy Building, 3rd Floor, eastern end of the hallway)

Description

In this class we will:

  1. Learn about why we study galaxies in general, and the Milky Way in particular. We'll overview of the most relevant literature, galaxy formation theories, galaxy dynamics, and connection to dark matter.
  2. Hear about the current research in galactic astronomy, including discussion of the expected observational and theoretical progress for the next decade.
  3. Solve practical problems through hands-on seminars, with emphasis on numerical methods and data mining, and using modern software engineering tools.
  4. Get training to give professional talks.

Class Materials

More materials will be added to this repository as needed.