PART IV: The Extragalactic Distance Scale

PART IV: The Extragalactic Distance Scale

7 Lecture Course, Session II 1997, Convener - Simon Driver

Reading Material: The Extra-galactic Distance Ladder Rowan-Robinson

Date Topic Lecturer
1. September 18th Stellar distances - Parallax, Cepheids, RR-Lyraes, Main sequence fitting. Lori Allen
2. September 25th Surface brighntess fluctuations, GC luminosity functions, Planetary Nebulae luminosity functions. Simon Driver
- Spring Break -
3. October 9th Tully-Fischer, Dn-sigma Alberto Fernandez-Soto
4. October 16th Distant distance indicators (CMB, SZ etc) Charley Lineweaver
5. October 23rd The local velocity field Michael Drinkwater
6. October 30th Medium distance indicators (SN, Lensing etc) Simon Driver
7. November 6th Cosmological implications of the Hubble constant, review and comparison of the methods. Simon Driver

Simon Driver
Thu Feb 8 1997