ASTRONOMY 2201:     THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE         SPRING 2015


We'll be back in SPRING 2015


Astro 2201 presents a general discussion of how the universe has evolved since the Big Bang era and how our understanding of it has changed from ancient to modern times. Several main themes are covered over the course of the semester: the evolution of our view of the sky from that of ancient cultures to that of space telescopes; the formation and nature of black holes; dark matter and dark energy; and the origin, evolution, and fate of the universe. Presents a nonmathematical introduction to these subjects and discusses uncertainties and unresolved issues in our understanding.

The course is designed for non-scientists who are intrigued about astronomy, cosmology and how the universe works and who like to write.


These pages have been designed by Martha Haynes with the early help of Stirling Churchman (CU '99 -- Stirling majored in physics at Cornell and then received her Ph.D. in biophysics at Stanford. She is now Assistant Professor of Genetics at Harvard -- the student becomes the professor!)
Last updated on Fri March 7 2014 by martha (don't always believe this date!)