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Fall 2013
Nov 30, 2021
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PHYS 0112 - Alien Worlds: The Search for Extra-Solar Planets and Extraterrestrial Life
The course will cover the significant developments in the detection and characterization of extra-solar planetary systems in the past 20 years. We will study the astrophysics of planetary system formation, the techniques for detecting planets, the properties of the planets discovered so far, and the prospects for future discoveries, with an emphasis on the search for "Earth-analogues" and the implications for astrobiology. Enrollment limited to 20 first year students. FYS
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Primary Meeting

Physics Department

Course Attributes:
First Year Seminar

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Semester Level 02
      Semester Level 01

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