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CSI 661 / ASTR 530  --   Spring, 2009 

Dr. Jie Zhang


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  • Time: 7:20 - 10:00 PM, Wednesday
  • Location: Innovation Hall 137
  • Instructor: Jie Zhang
  • Contact Info: (703)993-1998 (phone), jzhang7@gmu.edu (e-mail)
  • Office Hour: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thursday, or by appointment
  • Office: Room 351, Research Bldg 1
  • Description: T he general purpose of this course is a survey of contemporary astrophysics. Topics include physical concepts, stellar spectra, Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, stellar atmospheres, stellar structure, interstellar matter, stellar evolution, high-energy phenomena, hydrodynamical processes in astrophysics, accretion disk formation, and shock formation. In this semester, it emphasizes stellar atmosphere, stellar structure and evolution.