Astronomy and Astrophysics
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Cal Poly Physics offers a minor program in astronomy for interested students. For more information, see this page.
Several of our faculty actively pursue research in astronomy and astrophysics (see list below). For more information, please visit the webpages of individual faculty and contact them directly.
The Cal Poly Astronomical Society is an on-campus student club, offering various social and leisure activities on and off campus related to astronomy. During the academic year, the club meets every other week. Anyone is welcome, regardless of their major. For more information, contact the club directly via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Louise Edwards is the current faculty advisor.
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Active Galactic Nuclei
Black Hole mass Scaling Relations and Their Evolution
Galaxy Interactions and Mergers
The formation and Evolution of Brightest Cluster Galaxies
Galaxies in Cluster Cores and in Filaments
White Dwarf stars
Observational Astronomy: Extrasolar Planets
Early universe cosmology
The measure problem of eternal inflation
The problem of time in quantum gravity