Instructor: Courtney DressingIntroduces graduate students and advanced undergraduates to the dynamic field of planetary systems. We will cover the instruments and techniques used to detect and characterize planets, planet formation, interior structures of planets, planetary dynamics, planetary atmospheres, habitability, and biosignatures. As part of the course, students will discuss current journal articles and conduct original research.
Stellar Structure and Evolution
Instructor: Eliot QuataertEquations of stellar structure, radiative transfer and convection, thermonuclear reactions and stellar energy generations; stellar models, degenerate configurations, evolutionary sequences, supernovae, neutron stars, black holes, nucleosynthesis.
Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
Instructor: Eliot QuataertThe study of theoretical astrophysics.
CIPS Planet & Star Formation (PSF) Seminar
Instructor: Imke de PaterThe departments of Astronomy and Earth and Planetary Science offer a joint research seminar in advanced topics in planetary science, featuring speakers drawn from graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and visiting scholars. Topics will span planetary interiors; surface morphology; atmospheres; dynamics; planet formation; and astrobiology. Speakers will vary from semester to semester. Meetings will be held once a week for…