RES.8-007 | Fall 2019 | Undergraduate

Cosmic Origin of the Chemical Elements

Related Resources

Articles about Prof. Frebel’s Work

MIT Technology Review, “The Stellar Archaeologist: On a mission to find the most ancient stars in the universe, Professor Anna Frebel mines the night sky for light

Harvard Magazine, “Stellar Archeology

New Scientist, “Stellar Archaeologist: We Excavated the Purest Star

New York Times, “The Archaeology of the Stars

Other Websites of Interest

NASA Image Galleries includes their image of the day, plus links to NASA news photos, the NASA image library, mission galleries, space images from the Jet Propulsion Lab, historical images, and more.

Astronomy Picture of the Day. A site that features a different image or photograph of an astronomical object or phenomenon each day, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. Includes a searchable archive of pictures of the day dating back to 1995.

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics - Center for the Evolution of the Elements (JINA-CEE) is a government-funded center whose goal is to share research that draws on astrophysics and nuclear physics to explain the history of the cosmos and the origins of the chemical elements.

The European Southern Observatory (ESO), is an intergovernmental organization engaged in the design, construction, and operation of ground-based astronomical observatories. ESO is also active in promoting and organizing cooperation among astronomical researchers.

Lightboard Use in Physics. Peter Dourmashkin, a physics instructor at MIT, explains how the lightboard works and shares examples of its use in videos from various disciplines.

Prof. Frebel’s YouTube channel where the videos found here are also available, along with a few others.

Course Info

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Fall 2019
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