Welcome to Ay 102/126 - Interstellar Medium

 

Lecture:    Monday     9-10 am

                 Tuesday    9:30-10:30 am

                 Friday       9-10 am


Office Hours:

Scoville & Sargent by appt (please email)

Bottom & Villadsen TBD



Professors:

Anneila Sargent

afs (at) astro


Nick Scoville

nzs (at) astro

213 Cahill



TAs:

Michael Bottom

mbottom (at) astro

262 Cahill


Jackie Villadsen

jrv (at) astro

264 Cahill



Primary texts (for both Ay102 and Ay126):

Tielens - The Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium

Clarke & Carswell - Principles of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics


Secondary texts:

Scoville - Lectures from Canary Islands Winter School 2011 (handout)

Osterbrock & Ferland  - Astrophysics of Gaseous Nebulae (on reserve)

Kwok - Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium (on reserve)

Draine - Physics of the Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium (on reserve)



Requirements:

Problem sets - posted on webpage ~weekly - 60%

Final exam - 40%



Collaboration policy:

You may discuss issues/approaches on problems but you should write up your own solutions.