Current research topics in astronomy and astrophysics. Credit/no-credit only. Prerequisite: permission of department.
This course is intended for graduate students to learn about a range of topics in modern research on astronomy and astrophysics.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
One hour lectures each week by guest speakers who are experts in their fields of astronomy and astrophysics.
Class assignments and grading
Requirements are to (1) attend at least 4 colloquia; (2) ask 2 questions out loud during the quarter of various speakers; (3) come up with a possible research topic/problem/question that you were inspired to think of while attending the talks.
Please jot down the above assignments and give to Eric Agol by last day of quarter to receive full credit.