402-0384-00L  Life in the Universe

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersS. Lilly
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentThis course is aimed at physics and other science students who would like to understand the astrophysics background to the multi-disciplinary question of Life in the Universe.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
402-0384-00 VLife in the Universe2 hrs
Wed13:45-15:30HIT F 11.1 »
S. Lilly
402-0384-00 SLife in the Universe
Seminar presentations by the students will take place in special sessions at the end of the semester.
1 hrsby appt.S. Lilly

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AbstractNature of Life and thermodynamics; the evolution of stars and the origin of the chemical elements; planet formation and interstellar chemistry; searches for extra-solar planets; impacts and mass extinctions on Earth; extra-terrestrial Life in the Solar System; searches for extraterrestrial Life and extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI); Cosmology and the conditions for Life; Anthropic Principles.
Objective
ContentThis course is aimed at physics and other science students who would like to understand the astrophysics background to the multi-disciplinary question of Life in the Universe. Topics to be covered will include: the nature of Life and the thermodynamics of living systems and the general conditions for Life; the formation and evolution of stars and the origin of the chemical elements; planet formation and interstellar grain chemistry; extra-solar planets; Life on Earth and the role of catastrophic impacts; the possibility of extra-terrestrial Life in the Solar System; searches for extraterrestrial Life and extraterrestrial intelligence SETI; Cosmology and the conditions for Life in the Universe, Anthropic Principles. The course will be in English.
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Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersS. Lilly
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 20 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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ProgrammeSectionType
Physics MasterSelection: Particle Physics and AstrophysicsWInformation