ASTR 5820, Origin and Evolution of Planetary Systems (Elective)
ASTR 5835,Seminar in Planetary Science: Origins, Worlds & Life. A Decadal Strategy for Planetary Science & Astrobiology 2023-2032.
Description: We will discuss the key science questions for planetary science in the next decade and the space missions that can address them. Where is NASA Planetary Science going in the next ten years? What research opportunities are opening up? Students and faculty give presentations and lead discussions.
ASTR 6000, Seminar in Astrophysics: Diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in astrophysical and planetary sciences.
Description: The seminar will focus on gaining knowledge and awareness of issues facing people from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups in astrophysical and planetary sciences, cultivating productive dialogue to understand diverse viewpoints, and effecting institutional change. The seminar will be discussion-based with weekly readings. Topics include factors that affect a sense of belonging in the field, understanding and reducing bias in funding, admissions, and job searches, strategies for supporting faculty and students from diverse backgrounds, and learning about University resources.
ASTR 5400, Intro to Fluid Dynamics
ASTR 5710, High Energy Astrophysics
ASTR 6000, Seminar in Astrophysics: Radio Astronomy
Description: This seminar will give a broad introduction to radio astronomy and interferometry. We will also take a more focused look at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) -- a state-of-the-art radio interferometer located in the Atacama Desert of Chile -- discussing the cutting edge-science done with this observatory and offering students a chance to work with archival data. In addition to readings, student presentations, and traditional classroom lectures, this course will also include hands-on laboratories aimed at giving students real world experience with radio observations.
Description: Asteroids are the targets of several recent and upcoming interplanetary missions seeking to better understand the origins and evolution of the solar system. This seminar will serve as a broad, interdisciplinary introduction to asteroids and their importance as dynamical and compositional tracers of planet formation. We will use readings from the literature as the basis of in-class discussions, led by both students and faculty. Students presenters will submit a short report summarizing the discussion and their perspectives.
The APS department recognizes our scientific and educational missions are strengthened by contributions from diverse perspectives. We aim to promote a fair, inclusive, and supportive environment for all. As a member organization of the American Astronomical Society, our department adheres to their Code of Ethics and encourages all our faculty, students, and staff to do the same.
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