Ongoing Course

Tue/Thu 14:00-15:15,    Bldg.28 Rm.103,    Slides available after each class.
This course aims to help students with a strong physics background
to dive into and appreciate various topics in modern astrophysics and cosmology.

Week 01-1.   Course Introduction (slides)
Week 01-2.   Gravity: Binary Systems (slides)
Week 02-1.   Scales and Timeline of the Universe (slides)
Week 02-2.   Gravity: Tidal Force (slides)
Week 03-1.   Gravity: Many-body & Galactic Dynamics (slides)
Week 03-2.   Gravity: Many-body & Galactic Dynamics (II) + 1st Midterms How-To (slides)
Week 04-2.   Gravity: Virial Theorem and Dark Matter (slides)
Week 05-1.   Gravity: Structure Formation in the Universe (slides)
Week 05-2.   Gravity: Structure Formation in the Universe (II) + 1st Homework (slides)
Week 07-1.   Lights: Luminosity, Redshift and Spectra (slides)
Week 07-2.   Lights: Luminosity, Redshift and Spectra (II) (slides)
Week 08-1.   Lights: Luminosity, Redshift and Spectra (III) + 2nd Midterms How-To (slides)
Week 08-2.   Lights: Optics (slides)
Week 09-1.   Lights: Optics (II) (slides)
Week 09-2.   Interlude: Back of the Envelope Physics + 2nd Homework (slides)
Week 10-2.   Interlude: Back of the Envelope Physics (II) (slides)
Week 11-1.   Special Topics: Exoplanets (slides)
Week 11-2.   Special Topics: Exoplanets (II) (slides)
Week 12-1.   Stellar & Particle Physics: Stellar Lifecycle + Finals How-To (slides)
Week 12-2.   Stellar & Particle Physics: Stellar Remnants + 3rd Homework (slides)
Week 13-2.   Relativity: Black Holes and Gravitational Waves (slides)
Week 14-1.   Relativity: Cosmology and Dark Energy (slides)
Week 14-2.   Special Topics: Computational Cosmology (slides)