Look up in the sky on a clear night and away from man-made lights and you will see one of life's great marvels. Hundreds of stars and perhaps a few bright planets as well. How did the the stars and planets in our universe come to be? An equally amazing feature of our universe is the ability of mathematics to make some sense of it all. In our research group, we are deciphering the early stages of star formation, using the mathematical methods of physics and today's leading-edge computers.
Undergraduate: Astronomy 020: Introduction to Astronomy Astronomy 021: General Astronomy Physics 029b: Physics for the Biological and Medical Sciences Physics 2102: Introduction to Modern Physics Physics 247: Fundamentals of Modern Physics I Astronomy 331: Galactic Structure and Interstellar Material Astronomy 4101: Stellar Astrophysics