8.290J Extrasolar Planets: Physics and Detection Techniques (New)


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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.

8.290J will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by H. Schlichting.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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