Classes

Undergraduate Classes

AST 100: Astronomy Today


A seminar course on contemporary astronomy topics.
(F2010, F2011, F2014, F2015, F2020)

AST 105: Introduction to the Solar System


An introduction to the solar system for non-science majors. [syllabus]
(F2007, F2008, F2009, F2011, S2014, S2015)

AST 203: Astronomy


An introduction to astronomy and astrophysics for students with a background in physics. [syllabus]
(S2007, S2008, S2009, S2010, S2011, S2012, S2017, S2019)

AST 205: Introduction to Planetary Sciences


An introduction to the solar system and planets for students with a background in physics. [syllabus]
(F2010, F2014, F2016)

AST 341: Stars and Radiation


An introduction stellar interiors, evolution, and atmospheres. [syllabus]
(F2018, F2020)

Graduate Classes

PHY 521: Stars


Graduate course on stellar structure, evolution, etc. [course webpage]
(F2013, F2015)

PHY 546: Python for Scientific Computing


A one-hour graduate course that introduces python and associated scientific libraries and how the apply to common tasks in scientific computing. [course webpage]
(S2016, S2017, S2018; as special topics, PHY 683: S2014, S2015)

PHY 599: Graduate Seminar: Nuclear, Particle, and Astronomy


(F2006, S2007, S2013)

PHY 604: Computational Methods in Physics and Astrophysics II


A survey of core numerical methods, building up to the numerical solution of PDEs. [course webpage]
(F2017; as special topics, PHY 688: S2013, S2016)

The Application of Simulation in Astrophysics


An introduction to computational astrophysics, focusing in particular on astrophysical hydrodynamics.
(S2006)

Astrophysical Fluids and Plasmas


An introduction to hydrodynamics, fluid instabilities, applications to astrophysics, and an introduction to MHD [course wepage]
(S2018)