Special Topics in Astrophysics 29:235  -  Fall 2012

Extragalactic Astronomy

Syllabus   Lectures/Homework

Instructor:  Prof. Philip Kaaret
Lectures: Monday and Wednesday, 1:30-2:45 pm, 358 Van Allen Hall
Office: 702 Van Allen Hall
Lab: 626 and 608 Van Allen Hall
Phone: 335-1985
E-mail: philip-kaaret [at] uiowa.edu
Office hours:  10:00–11:00 pm Monday, 1:00–3:00 pm Tuesday, or just drop by.

Research projects:
"Identifying TeV Blazar Sources using WISE Color-Color Data", M. G. Brorby and S. T. Griffiths, paper and talk.
"A New Look at Compact Groups in WISE Mid-Infrared",  N. Butter field and A. H. Savage, paper and talk.
"Examining Supernovae Remnants/Interstellar Medium Interactions in the Large Magellanic Cloud with WISE", S. De Pascuale and C. DeRoo, paper and talk.
"A Mid-Infrared study of the properties of Blue Compact Dwarf galaxies using the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer", D. A. Ludovici and J. Toomey, paper and talk.
"Using Infrared Colors to Identify Obscured AGN", H. Marlowe and R. Allured, paper and talk.
"Correlations between the Cosmic Microwave Background and Infrared Galaxies", B. Scheiner and J. McCoy, paper and talk.

Sample papers that could form the basis for a research projects:
Active Galactic Nuclei
High redshift, dusty Lyman-alpha emitters
Blue compact dwarf galaxies
Star-forming galaxies with hot dust emission
Star Formation in Local Galaxy Clusters
Spatial distribution of star formation in galaxies

Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer All-Sky Data Release
NASA ADS   Search form
ApJ manuscript preparation
Emulateapj latex class

Web site for Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology by Peter Schneider
Ned Wright's cosmology calculator

Python programming language
Code Academy
NumPy tutorial
Matplotlib tutorial
Stack Overflow (question and answer site for programming)