Astronomy 230
Diffuse Matter in Space 
Spring Quarter, 2012

Class meeting time

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 2:00 - 3:10 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

Thursday, April 12: Class 4: Radiation-Matter Interaction, presentation on Neufeld (1990)
Thursday, April 19: Class 6: Observational Techniques II: Absorption Spectroscopy, presentation on Savage & Sembach (1991)
Thursday, April 26: Class 8: Ionization Equilibrium, presentation on Ferland et al. (1998) and Kewley et al. (2001)
Tuesday, May 1: Class 9: Collisionally Excited Line Emission, homework 2 due
Thursday, May 3: Class 10: Collisionally Excited Line Diagnostics, presentation on Goldreich & Kwan (1974)
Thursday, May 10: Class 12: Interstellar Dust: Observations (slides), presentation on Weingartner & Draine (2001)
Thursday, May 17: Class 14: HII Regions: Dynamics (slides), presentation on Franco et al. (1990)
Thursday, May 24: Class 16: HI: Vertical Distribution, presentations on Wolfire et al. (2003) and Walter et al. (2008)
Thursday, May 31: Class 18: Molecular Gas: Giant Molecular Clouds and Star Formation, presentations on Draine & Bertoldi (1996) and Krumholz, McKee, & Tumlinson (2008)
Thursday, June 7: Class 20: Global ISM Models (slides), presentations on McKee & Ostriker (1977) and Ostriker, McKee, & Leroy (2010)