Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Science

School

Mathematics & Physics School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Contact hours

Incompatible

PHYS4080

Prerequisite

PHYS3080 or equivalent

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Assignments, projects, examination

Course coordinator

Prof Tamara Davis (tamarad@physics.uq.edu.au

Current course offerings

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Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course will explore the most exciting latest questions in astrophysics and cosmology, such as dark matter and dark energy, and introduce you to many tools useful for higher-level research in astrophysics and more broadly. It will be taught in an interactive manner, with half of the contact hours dedicated to project-based learning. Topics we will cover include: dark matter, dark energy, the cosmic microwave background, the large-scale structure of the universe, gravitational waves, building computer simulations of the universe, and using all of these to understand our fundamental laws of physics.