PHYS 420 Astrophysics and Cosmology

PHYS 420 Astrophysics and Cosmology

Syllabus

Syllabus

Lectures

Homework

Project

This multi-part project will have assignments due throughout the semester. The project includes:
  • reading and understanding a unique topic in astrophysics and cosmology,
  • preparing discussion and visualizations on that topic,
  • undergoing anonymous peer-review,
  • generating a representative (topical) homework/exam problem with solution,
  • and writing a summary review.

Picking a topic

Based on the historical/introductory topics we have discussed in the first part of this semester, pick 2 questions/topics you are interested in and would like to explore more deeply as a possible project. Keep in mind topics we will be studying throughout the rest of the semester and note how it ties into your topic/questions. Write a paragraph or two on why you are interested and discuss the kinds of questions you have or hope to address. Think about and present what experiments and/or observations you think are relevant. You will be researching these topics, not explicitly performing experiments.

Write an abstract

Peer Review

Paper