Ay219: Elements in the Universe and Galactic Chemical Evolution

  • Topics

    Survey of the formation of the elements in the universe as a function of cosmic time.

    Overview of models of galactic chemical evolution.

    Review of the determination of abundances in stars, meteorites, HII regions, and in interstellar and intergalactic gas.

  • Assignments

    Measure abundances of several elements from a Keck HIRES or DEIMOS spectrum of a single star.

    Construct a one-zone numerical model of galactic chemical evolution.