12.425 Extrasolar Planets: Physics and Detection Techniques


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Presents basic principles of planet atmospheres and interiors applied to the study of extrasolar planets. Focuses on fundamental physical processes related to observable extrasolar planet properties. Provides a quantitative overview of detection techniques. Introduction to the feasibility of the search for Earth-like planets, biosignatures and habitable conditions on extrasolar planets. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has 8.03, and 18.03 as prerequisites.

12.425 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by S. Seager.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Extrasolar Planets: Physics and Detection Techniques site or on the 12.425 Stellar site.

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