UT Dallas 2014 Undergraduate Catalog

PHYS4392 - Extragalactic Astrophysics

PHYS 4392 Extragalactic Astrophysics (3 semester credit hours) This course provides a grounding in the key concepts and physical principles of modern extragalactic astrophysics. Topics covered include galaxies and galaxy clusters (e.g. galaxy formation, and constituents such as dark matter and stellar populations); exotic objects in the universe like quasars, black holes; finding the most distant objects in the universe; and gravitational waves. The theoretical principles will be related to observational signatures already seen or expected to be observed using telescopes and other experiments in the next few years. Prerequisite: PHYS 2326 or PHYS 2422. (3-0) R