Astronomy and Astrophysics

Astrophysics deals with some of the most majestic themes known to science. Among these are the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang to the present day; the origin and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the elements themselves; the unity of basic physical law; and the connection between the subatomic properties of nature and the observed macroscopic universe. We convey the excitement of our cosmic discoveries to the best graduate and undergraduate students in the world, as well as Chicago Public Schools students and the public through Adler Planetarium. Indeed, by public lectures we spread the wonders of the universe around the city and around the country, and open the door to the cosmos for the next generation of astronomers, lawyers, and venture capitalists. For students considering graduate work in astrophysics, the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics recommends the program leading to a degree of BA in Physics with Specialization in Astrophysics. For details, consult the Physics section of the College Catalog.

Astronomy and Astrophysics in the College Catalog
Physics in the College Catalog
Astrophysics Home Page
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