(Painting of Z Chamaeleontis by Prof. Dale W. Bryner, WSU Dept. of Visual Arts)

This is my personal homepage. Any ideas and opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Physics Department or Weber State University.

Should you need to contact me, I can be reached at the following address:

Bradley W. Carroll
Professor, Department of Physics
Weber State University
2508 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-2508
FAX: (801) 626-7445
Phone: (801) 626-7921
e-mail: bcarroll@weber.edu

If you have questions or comments about

An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, 2nd Ed, Bradley W. Carroll and Dale A. Ostlie, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 2007
An Introduction to Modern Stellar Astrophysics, 2nd Ed, Dale A. Ostlie and Bradley W. Carroll, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 2007
An Introduction to Modern Galactic Astrophysics and Cosmology, 2nd Ed, Bradley W. Carroll and Dale A. Ostlie, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 2007
Instructor Solutions Manual for An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, 2nd Ed, Bradley W. Carroll and Dale A. Ostlie, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 2007,
please e-mail them to modastro@weber.edu

Here is the Amazon webpage with reviews of our text.

Here is a PC version of the Modern Astrophysics Galaxy program to download, or you can run it here using the free Shockwave player.

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A List of Links

Activities for Elementary School Teachers!  This pdf file require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.  (1.06 Mb) 

Sailing under Greek Skies - a talk for the 2008 Greek Festival on September 23, 2008

Good Vibrations and Stellar Pulsations - presented at BYU on April 11, 2007 (Powerpoint 11 Mb)

The Hot Chocolate Effect - presented at the Winter 2007 joint meeting of the AAS/AAPT (Powerpoint 1.8 Mb)

Building Bridges: Physics and the Arts - presented at the Spring 2003 meeting of the Idaho-Utah section of the AAPT (Powerpoint, 2.6 Mb)

The "Out" in Outreach at Weber State University - a talk for the Austin meeting of the AAPT (Powerpoint, 4.6 Mb)

Photos from my YCC physics demonstrations

I spoke about Five Remarkable Women at the Crossroads of Astronomy at ALCON 2002, the national meeting of the Astronomical League held in Salt Lake City.

This talk is Eureka! The Achievements of Archimedes.

Here is the talk I gave on The Beginnings of Science in Early Greece.

Here is another talk I gave, An Invitation to Wonder.

Bringing Pulsating Stars into the Physics Classroom is a talk I gave at the joint meeting of the American Astronomical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers in San Diego (January 2001).  Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

This talk on The Incredible Expanding Universe was presented for the S4 (Science Seminars for Superior Students) program at Weber State.

E3:  Exploring Europa's Environment was presented to the Utah Science Teachers' Association.

See the amazing Punkin Chunkin' Physics Majors and the Incredible Curling Physicists!

Course Website:

Some Favorites:

   Read what the rest of the world thinks in World Press.

  Ogden Sangha Yoga always gives me a great yoga practice and peace of mind.  Namaste!

After Fox News, the Onion is the funniest news on the planet.

Life in The Dilbert Zone is sometimes chillingly familiar.

Visit the WebMuseum for a breath of fresh air.

There is usually something interesting happening at the NASA homepage.

For information about this week's night sky, try Sky and Telescope.

The Nature Conservancy is working to preserve our planet. Help them if you can!.

The Committee for Skeptical Society has a viewpoint that is always welcome in these irrational times.

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Book and Film Reviews:


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