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Textbook for Astronomy 3: A Beginner’s Guide to the Universe 5 th Edition Chaisson / McMillan
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Who is Prof. Hauser? Who is Prof. Hauser? z Been Prof. at UCLA for 16 years z Does experimental particle physics (just returned from spring/summer in Geneva, Switzerland) Í Physics of the extremely small Í Actually connects (week 10) closely to Big Bang and creation of the universe z Was an amateur astronomer during high school z Taught Astro 3 once before z Hobbies: tennis, racquetball, cooking z Fluent in Chinese (mandarin)
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Particle physics research in Geneva Particle physics research in Geneva at CERN laboratory at CERN laboratory z Protons will collide in 2008 with 7x the previous highest energy z Many U.S. physicists working there Í To discover: are there new forces of nature? Í To figure out: are the basic particles actually vibrating strings? Í Possibly to answer: why is the universe matter, not anti-matter ?
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UCLA UCLA s role in the CERN experiment s role in the CERN experiment z We built large detectors and high- speed electronics to find uniquely penetrating “muon” particles z Interesting new physics produces muons (Higgs particle shown below)
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Talk about the class Talk about the class z The joy of astronomy? z Coming to class, obvious bribery z Grading z Labs and TAs z Class website and online homework z Microphone, lights? z Office hours
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Introduction Exploring the Heavens
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Units of the Introduction The “Obvious” View Earth’s Orbital Motion The Motion of the Moon The Measurement of Distance Scientific Theory and the Scientific Method
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E.1 The “Obvious” View Earth is average – we don’t occupy
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course ASTR 3 taught by Professor Hauser during the Fall '07 term at UCLA.

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