This course is based on reading and understanding of research papers. Themes vary from year to year and cover planetary geophysics, geochemistry and the dynamical evolution of planetary bodies. The format of the course is centred on short lectures introducing a theme, followed by a presentation of one or more papers by a student or group of students and an open discussion of the topic.
The goal of the course is to discuss topics in planetary sciences, which were not covered in the general planetary science courses. The course also aims at training the student's ability to critically evaluate research papers, to summarize the findings concisely in an oral presentation, and to discuss these in the group.
Themes will vary from year to year and suggestions from students are welcome.
Possible topics include: - Formation of the terrestrial planets - Evolution of terrestrial bodies (Mercury, Venus, Moon, Mars, Vesta) and icy moons (Ganymede, Callisto, Enceladus) - Active asteroids/main-belt comets - Geophysical and geochemical exploration of planetary bodies (e.g., remote sensing, meteorite studies, seismology, electromagnetic sounding, gravity, and geodetic).
Voraussetzungen / Besonderes
The students are expected to have passed either course 651-4010-00L Planetary Physics and Chemistry or course 651-4227-00L Planetary Geochemistry.
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