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Philip Luke Arras

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Astronomy
Office location and address
Room 217, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Collaborative Research: Dynamical Tides in Close Stellar Binaries and Exoplanetary Systems
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
July 15, 2019 – June 30, 2022
AS-VITA Living Breathing Planet
Source: Hampton University
March 01, 2015 – July 31, 2021
Exoplanetary MHD Outflows Driven by EUV Heating, Lyman alpha Radiation Forces and Stellar Tides
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
June 01, 2018 – May 31, 2021
White Dwarf Gravitational Waves: Riding the Not-So-Big One
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2019 – May 31, 2020
AS-VITA Tidal Evolution of Short Period Exoplanets, Rotating Stars and Coalescing Compact Binaries
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
January 01, 2014 – December 31, 2017
AS-VITA Dynamics and Spectra of Hot Jupiter Upper Atmospheres
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
August 01, 2014 – July 31, 2017
Magnetospheres of Hot Jupiters
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
March 30, 2010 – March 29, 2015
AS-ASTR VSGC New Investigator Program
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
September 01, 2011 – August 15, 2013
AS-VITA Nonlinear Damping of Tides in Stellar and Planetary Systems
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
August 01, 2009 – July 31, 2013
Upper Atmospheres of Hot Jupiters: Planetary Magnetic Field, Photoionization and Interaction with the Stellar Wind
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
August 01, 2009 – July 31, 2013
Nonlinear Damping of Tides in Stars, Planets & Compact Objects
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
February 25, 2009 – February 24, 2013
ASTR 1250: Alien Worlds
Credits: 3
Alien worlds orbiting other stars were the subject of speculation going back to ancient times, and were first detected in the 1990s. Today, thousands of extrasolar planets are known and show a remarkable diversity compared to our own solar system. This introductory astronomy course for non-science majors discusses the known exoplanets: how they are discovered, their orbits, physical properties, formation, evolution and fate.
ASTR 4810: Astrophysics
Credits: 3
Basic concepts in mechanics, statistical physics, atomic and nuclear structure, and radiative transfer are developed and applied to selected fundamental problems in the areas of stellar structure, stellar atmospheres, the interstellar medium, and extragalactic astrophysics. Prerequisite: ASTR 2110, 2120 (recommended); MATH 5210, 5220; PHYS 3210, 3310 (concurrent), 3430 (concurrent), 3650; or instructor permission.
ASTR 4993: Tutorial
Credits: 3
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.
ASTR 4998: Senior Thesis
Credits: 3
May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 5010: Astrophysical Processes
Credits: 3
An introduction to the basic physics of astronomy and astrophysics organized around learning physical principles and applying them to astrophysical objects. Physics covered will be chosen from fluid mechanics, radiative transfer, statistical mechanics, classical and quantum radiation processes, and quantum mechanics of atomic and molecular structure. This graduate course will involve more complex and difficult assignments than ASTR 4810. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
ASTR 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.