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Ay 211
Contemporary Extragalactic Astronomy
9 units (3-0-6)  | first term
Prerequisites: Ay 123, Ay 124, and Ay 127.

Topics in extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, including observational probes of dark matter and dark energy; cosmological backgrounds and primordial element abundances; galaxy formation and evolution, including assembly histories, feedback and environmental effects; physics of the intergalactic medium; the role of active galactic nuclei; galactic structure and stellar populations; future facilities and their likely impact in the field.

Instructors: Hopkins, Steidel