Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Astronomy
Office location and address
Room 216, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick RdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
Unveiling the Nuclear Engine of a Heavily Obscured Quasar with Young Radio Jets
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
September 14, 2020 – September 13, 2022
Grote Reber Doctoral Fellowship for Pallavi Patil
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
September 01, 2017 – May 31, 2020
Uncovering the Mysteries of Local Dwarf Starburst Henize 2-10: Black Hole or Supernova Remnant?
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2019
AS-ASTR Confirming the First Supermassive Black Hole in a Dwarf Starburst Galaxy
Source: Space Telescope Science Institute
December 01, 2012 – November 30, 2015
A study of stars, star formation, and evolution primarily for non-science majors. Topics include light, atoms, and modern observing technologies; origin of the chemical elements; supernovae, pulsars, neutron stars, and black holes; structure and evolution of our galaxy; nature of other galaxies; active galaxies and quasars; expanding universe, cosmology, the big bang, and the early universe.
In this class students will learn to analyze claims about the material and social worlds through formulation and testing of new questions and hypotheses based on observation and experience.
Open to first-year students; primarily for non-science students. A descriptive introduction to the study of the ultimate structure and evolution of the universe. Covers the history of the universe, cosmological speculation, and the nature of the galaxies. Provides a qualitative introduction to relativity theory and the nature of space-time, black holes, models of the universe (big bang, steady-state, etc.) and methods of testing them.
Independent study of a topic of special interest to the student under individual supervision by a faculty member. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
This course provides an overview of extragalactic astronomy. Topics include both qualitative and quantitative discussion of various types of galaxy (ellipticals, spirals, dwarf, starburst); results from theory of stellar dynamics; groups and clusters of galaxies; active galaxies; high-redshift galaxies; galaxy evolution; the intergalactic medium; and dark matter. The course is intended for advanced undergraduate astrophysics majors and first and second year graduate students. Prerequisite: Physics and Math through PHYS 2610, MATH 3250 (or equivalent); ASTR 2110, 2120 (or equivalent).
UVa staff and guest speakers discuss current research problems.
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.