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Nelson, Erica Lynn Assistant Professor

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  • Galaxy formation and evolution, galaxy structures and kinematics, star formation, stellar populations, high redshift galaxies, observations, simulations

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  • ASTR 1040 - Accelerated Introductory Astronomy 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Covers principles of modern astronomy summarizing our present knowledge about the Sun, stars, birth and death of stars, neutron stars, black holes, galaxies, quasars, and the organization and origins of the universe. May require nighttime observing sessions at Sommers-Bausch Observatory. Required in ASTR major/minor. Includes a recitation. Taught at a higher intellectual level including a significant amount of quantitative analysis. Same as ASTR 1020 and ASTR 1200.
  • ASTR 5720 - Galaxies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Highlights the classification, structure, content, dynamics, and other observational properties of galaxies, active galaxies, and clusters of galaxies. Discusses Hubble's Law, the cosmic distance scale,and the intergalactic medium. Department enforced prerequisite: senior level undergraduate physics.

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