Use technologies as contexts for teaching physics

Develop modules that explain the physics underlying modern astronomical and space science technologies. Back to strategies

  • radio telescopy & long baseline interferometry
  • optical telescopes
    • large mirrors
    • multi mirror telescopes
    • adaptive optics
  • x-ray telescopy – Chandra, ROSAT
    • interactions of x-rays with matter – detectors  
  • mm telescopy – Keck, Atacama
    • IR detectors
  • gamma-ray telescopy – Fermi and detection physics
    • detectors
    • Compton scattering
    • synchrotron radiation
    • free-free
    • pair production and annihilation
  • LIGO
    • interferometry
    • signal/noise
  • IceCube
    • astronomy and neutrinos
    • detection
  • Davis expt
  • SNO
  • Grand Sasso
  • Kamiokande

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