ASTRĀ 0025. Frontiers in Astronomy

Units: 3
Prerequisite: Completion of ASTR 5 or 10 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 lecture
Topics at the forefront of astronomical research including an in-depth look beyond introductory astronomy. Emphasis on theoretical principles and supporting observational data. Includes relativity and warped spacetime, black holes, dark matter, quasars, gravitational waves, grand unified and super symmetry theories, and other recent developments in cosmology. (CSU, UC)