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402-0368-13L  Extrasolar Planets

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersS. P. Quanz
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course introduces in detail the observational methods for the detection and characterization of extra-solar planetary systems. It covers the physics of planets (in the solar system and in extra-solar systems) and gives a description of planet formation and evolution models.
ObjectiveThe course gives an overview of the current state-of-the-art in exoplanet science and serves as basis for first research projects in the field of exoplanet systems and related topics.
ContentContent of the lecture EXTRASOLAR PLANETS
1. Planets in the astrophysical context
2. Planets in the solar systems
3. Detecting extra-solar planetary systems
4. Properties of planetary systems and planets
5. Planet formation
6. Search for habitable planets and bio-signatures

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersS. P. Quanz
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

Moodle courseMoodle-Kurs / Moodle course
LiteratureBOOK Exoplanets Sara Seager; Renée Dotson; Serie: The University of Arizona space science series
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402-0368-00 VExtrasolar Planets2 hrs
Fri09-11HIT J 52 »
S. P. Quanz
402-0368-00 UExtrasolar Planets1 hrs
Fri11-12HIT J 52 »
S. P. Quanz


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Physics MasterSelection:AstrophysicsWInformation