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Course Description

ONLINE: This course will consist of four topics: 1) When Einstein changed the world: The story of 1905, Einstein’s incredible year; 2) The origin of the elements, and why we are, in fact, made of stardust; 3) Einstein’s biggest blunder: The story of the cosmological constant; and 4) Dark matter and dark energy: Unknown forces controlling the universe. The lectures are mainly stand-alone, and no formal training in physics or astronomy is assumed. Students will learn about astrophysics while getting a glimpse of some of the most interesting and perplexing topics facing astrophysics today. The recommended books are not essential for the course but provide good background information. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 50.

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Section Title
Topics in Astrophysics
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
W
Time
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Dates
Oct 26, 2022 to Nov 16, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
5.0
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Instructors
Section Notes

Recommended reading:
Neil deGrasse Tyson, "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" (9780393609394)
Walter Isaacson, "Einstein: His Life and Universe" (9780743264747)

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