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  • 44:03 8. Introduction To Black Holes

    8. Introduction To Black Holes

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) The second half of the course begins, focusing on black holes and relativity. In introducing black holes, ...

  • 46:41 4. Discovering Exoplanets: Hot Jupiters

    4. Discovering Exoplanets: Hot Jupiters

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) The formation of planets is discussed with a special emphasis on the bodies in the Solar System. Planetary...

  • 46:54 22. Supernovae

    22. Supernovae

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) Professor Bailyn offers a review of what is known so far about the expansion of the universe from observin...

  • 47:38 15.  Supermassive Black Holes

    15. Supermassive Black Holes

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) The lecture begins with a question-and-answer session about black holes. Topics include the extent to whic...

  • 01:51 The Truth Behind Sci-Fi And Wormholes

    The Truth Behind Sci-Fi And Wormholes

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    This clip contains enhanced and edited extracts from Yales excellent on-line course Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) from lecture 9 (see he...

  • 50:49 16.  Hubble's Law And The Big Bang

    16. Hubble's Law And The Big Bang

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) The third and final part of the course begins, consisting of a series of lectures on cosmology. A brief hi...

  • 45:48 21.  Dark Energy And The Accelerating Universe And The Big Rip

    21. Dark Energy And The Accelerating Universe And The Big Rip

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) Class begins with a review of the mysterious nature of dark matter, which accounts for three quarters of t...

  • 49:02 13. Stellar Mass Black Holes (cont.)

    13. Stellar Mass Black Holes (cont.)

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) Class begins with clarification of equations from the previous lecture. Four post-Newtonian gravitational ...

  • 48:40 14. Pulsars

    14. Pulsars

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) Professor Bailyn begins with a summary of the four post-Newtonian effects of general relativity that were ...

  • 49:37 20. Dark Matter

    20. Dark Matter

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) This lecture introduces an important concept related to the past and future of the universe: the Scale fac...

  • 44:51 10. Tests Of Relativity

    10. Tests Of Relativity

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) The lecture begins with the development of post-Newtonian approximations from Newtonian terms. Several pro...

  • 40:59 11. Special And General Relativity (cont.)

    11. Special And General Relativity (cont.)

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) The lecture begins with a comprehensive overview of the historical conditions under which Einstein develop...

  • 51:51 17.  Hubble's Law And The Big Bang (cont.)

    17. Hubble's Law And The Big Bang (cont.)

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) Class begins with a review of magnitudes and the problem set involving magnitude equations. Implications o...

  • 48:00 9.  Special And General Relativity

    9. Special And General Relativity

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) The discussion of black holes continues with an introduction of the concept of event horizon. A number of ...

  • 47:27 6. Microlensing, Astrometry And Other Methods

    6. Microlensing, Astrometry And Other Methods

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) The class begins with a discussion on transits important astronomical events that help astronomers to find...

  • 47:08 23. Other Constraints: The Cosmic Microwave Background

    23. Other Constraints: The Cosmic Microwave Background

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) Reasons for the expansion of the universe are addressed at the start of this lecture, focusing especially ...

  • 49:10 19. Omega And The End Of The Universe

    19. Omega And The End Of The Universe

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) Class begins with a review of the issues previously addressed about the origin and fate of the universe. T...

  • 49:21 5. Planetary Transits

    5. Planetary Transits

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) Professor Bailyn talks about student responses for a paper assignment on the controversy over Pluto. The c...

  • 45:55 3. Our Solar System And The Pluto Problem

    3. Our Solar System And The Pluto Problem

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) Class begins with a review of the first problem set. Newton's Third Law is applied in explaining how exopl...

  • 46:46 24. The Multiverse And Theories Of Everything

    24. The Multiverse And Theories Of Everything

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) Professor Bailyn begins the class with a discussion of a recent New York Times article about the discovery...

  • 49:42 12. Stellar Mass Black Holes

    12. Stellar Mass Black Holes

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) One last key concept in Special Relativity is introduced before discussion turns again to black celestial ...

  • 47:05 7. Direct Imaging Of Exoplanets

    7. Direct Imaging Of Exoplanets

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) Class begins with a problem on transits and learning what information astronomers obtain through observing...

  • 51:23 2. Planetary Orbits

    2. Planetary Orbits

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) Exoplanets are introduced and students learn how astronomers detect their presence as well as the challeng...

  • 50:13 18.  Hubble's Law And The Big Bang (cont.)

    18. Hubble's Law And The Big Bang (cont.)

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    Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) Professor Bailyn returns to the subject of the expansion of the universe to offer explanations that do not...

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