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


Anneila Sargent

afs (at) astro

Nick Scoville

nzs (at) astro

213 Cahill


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)


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.