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12.425 12.425[J] Extrasolar Planets: Physics and Detection Techniques

Prereq: 8.03, 18.03
U (Fall)
12 Units. REST

Presents basic principles of planet atmospheres and interiors applied to the study of extrasolar planets. Focuses on fundamental physical processes related to observable extrasolar planet properties. Provides a quantitative overview of detection techniques. Introduction to the feasibility of the search for Earth-like planets, biosignatures and habitable conditions on extrasolar planets. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

S. Seager

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Same subject as 8.290[J]
Subject meets with 12.625