Courses

General Astronomy 普通天文學

自人類抬頭仰望夜空起,迷人的浩瀚星空就一直深深的吸引著人類。

這暗夜星空中究竟包含了何種物質?這無垠宇宙究竟是從何而起?而地球、人類又究竟從何而生?

為了解開這些謎題,天文學家們,運用科學方法,透過天文觀測的方式紀錄來自宇宙的訊號,並建立物理模型來探究來自各式星體,包含恆星、星系、黑洞、及宇宙本身訊號的物理機制。

這堂課,是關於宇宙的故事,從138億年前講起,橫跨宇宙早期、宇宙再游離時代、星系的演化、一直到恆星和行星的誕生。

這堂課,是關於天文學家們如何運用科學方法,建構我們現在對宇宙的認知。除了我們目前已知的知識,我們也會著重討論未知的課題和天文學家們是如何透過獨立思考建立假說,並使用觀測、實驗、和物理理論,來證實或排除特定假說,藉此來了解並解釋未知的事物,將未知轉換成已知及知識。

希望同學能在這堂課後,除了了解到目前我們對宇宙的認知外,也能了解我們對於宇宙的未知以及所謂的知識是如何藉由科學研究產生的。

完整的課程資訊請看教學大綱 (under construction) offered in Spring 2022 (2022年春季)

2/18更新:此課還有加簽空間,還想加簽的同學,請於下週一上課前10分鐘到教室。

Data Analysis in Astronomy 天文數據分析

This course is designed for graduate students who have just started to conduct astronomical research. It will cover various topics from the principle of scientific methods, data visualization, basic data analysis techniques, to modern machine learning methods with a specific focus on applications in astronomy. Hands-on exercises with state-of-the-art astronomical datasets and current research questions will be included.

The goal of this course is to equip students with essential data analysis skill sets and concepts for conducting astronomical research.

Offered in Fall 2021 (110年度秋季) Syllabus

“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.

If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” - Lewis Carroll


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