8.901 Astrophysics I

Spring 2006

Picture of a star orbiting a black hole.
An artist's vision of an exotic binary system illustrates how matter is drawn from the roughly solar-mass star into the black hole. (Image courtesy of M. Weiss (CXC), NASA on the Astronomy Picture of the Day Web site.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of assignments and readings.

Course Description

This course provides a graduate-level introduction to stellar astrophysics. It covers a variety of topics, ranging from stellar structure and evolution to galactic dynamics and dark matter.
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Prof. Deepto Chakrabarty

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate