402-0368-13L  Extrasolar Planets

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersS. P. Quanz
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractThe course introduces in detail some of the main 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 provides some overview of the current state of this dynamic research field.
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