Astronomy 230
Diffuse Matter in Space 
Spring Quarter, 2012

Class meeting time

Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 3:45 PM
356 Interdisciplinary Sciences Building

Professor contact information

Prof. Mark Krumholz
109 Center for Adaptive Optics Building
Phone: 459-1312
Email: mkrumhol at REMOVE.THIS.ucsc.edu
Office hours: by appointment

Syllabus

Course syllabus

Homework Assignments

Homework 1, due April 17
Homework 2, due May 1 (quasar spectrum for problem 1; first column is wavelength in Angstrom, second is normalized intensity)
Homework 3, due May 15
Homework 4, due May 29
Homework 5, due June 12

Lecture Notes

Wednesday, April 14: Class 6: Radiative Transfer, presentation on Neufeld (1990)
Monday, April 19: Class 9: Thermal Plasma Emission, presentation on Savage & Sembach (1991)
Wendesday, April 21: Class 10: Ionization, Recombination Processes I, homework 1 due
Friday, April 23: Class 11: Recombination Processes II, Collisional Ionization Equilibrium
Monday, April 26: Class 12: Photoionization Equilibrium, presentation on Ferland et al. (1998) and Kewley et al. (2001)
Friday, April 30: Class 15: Radiative Trapping, presentation on Goldreich & Kwan (1974)
Friday, May 7: Class 18: Grain Charging, presentation on Weingartner & Draine (2001)
Wednesday, May 12: Class 21: The Orion HII Region (slides), presentation on Franco et al. (1990)
Monday, May 17: Class 23: HI: Dynamics
Wednesday, May 19: Class 24: Shock Dynamics in HI (slides), presentation on Wolfire et al. (2003) and Walter et al. (2008)
Monday, May 24: Class 27: Molecular Gas: Collapse and Star Formation, presentation on Draine & Bertoldi (1996) and Krumholz et al. (2008)
Wednesday, May 26: Class 29: Global ISM Models (slides)