12.425 Extrasolar Planets: Physics and Detection Techniques
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.
12.425 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by S. Seager.
Lecture occurs 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 54-517.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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