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Begelman, Mitchell C

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  • ASTR 2010 - Modern Cosmology-Origin and Structure of the Universe
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduces modern cosmology to nonscience majors. Covers the Big Bang; the age, size, and structure of the universe; and the origin of the elements and of stars, galaxies, the solar system, and life.
  • ASTR 2030 - Black Holes
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Black holes are one of the most bizarre phenomena of nature. Students are introduced to the predicted properties of black holes, astronomical evidence for their existence and formation, and modern ideas about space, time, and gravity.
  • ASTR 3730 - Astrophysics 1 - Stellar and Interstellar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides a quantitative introduction to the radiative and gravitational physics relevant to stellar and galactic astrophysics, as applied to understanding observations of tars, stellar evolution, stellar remnants and the structure of the Milky Way. Elective for APS major and minor.
  • ASTR 3830 - Astrophysics 2 - Galactic and Extragalactic
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    The second semester of a year-long introduction to astrophysical processes. The physical processes developed in ASTR 3730 are applied to topics in extragalactic astronomy, including galaxies, supermassive black holes, galaxy clusters and cosmology. Elective for APS major and minor.
  • ASTR 5710 - High-Energy Astrophysics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Studies astrophysics of UV, x-ray, gamma-ray and cosmic-ray sources, including fundamentals of radiative and particle processes, neutron stars, black holes, pulsars, quasars, supernovas and their remnants; stellar flares; accretion disks; binary x-ray sources; and other cosmic x-ray sources. Department enforced prerequisite: senior level undergraduate physics.


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