Frank Timmes




Dr. Frank Timmes is an astrophysicist who is interested in the universe's evolving composition and its implications for life in the universe. His current research focuses on nuclear astrophysics, especially synthesis of the periodic table. Present efforts include the physics and modeling of reactive fluid flows in stellar environments, supernovae and explosions of all sorts, cosmic chemical evolution, and gamma-ray emission from radioactive isotopes. This research involves analytical models, desktop calculations, large-scale parallel computations, comparison with existing high-quality observations or experiments, and creating testable predictions. He holds a B.S. in Physics from UC Santa Barbara, and M.S. & Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics from UC Santa Cruz.

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Jun 12th 2017

Explore the exciting world of modern solar systems astronomy in this credit-eligible course. In this introductory 4-credit hour lecture and laboratory course, we will explore the origins, structure, contents, and evolution of our solar system and exosolar planetary systems. We will cover the history of astronomy, properties of light, instruments, the study of the solar system and nearby stars.

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