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