Exoplanets (Capita Selecta, 22/23)

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMAS019-03
Vaknaam Exoplanets (Capita Selecta, 22/23)
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
Rooster tweejaarlijks, niet in 2017/2018

Uitgebreide vaknaam Exoplanets (Capita Selecta, 22/23)
Leerdoelen er following the course, the student will be able to:
1. Explain the main detection methods of exoplanets, their caveats and biases;
2. Summarize the current knowledge on exoplanet statistics and its implications for planet formation theories;
3. Critically evaluate scientific articles;
4. Synthesize scientific articles and present them.
Omschrijving The course will discuss the main detection methods for exoplanets and the current state of knowledge concerning exoplanet statistics and its implications for understanding planet formation. The students will read next to a few key textbook chapters also recent articles on exoplanets, which we will then critically discuss in class and present towards the end.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(The final mark is obtained using the following weights: Paper reading (activity on perusal paper discussions) 25%; Paper presentation 75%.)
Toetsvorm Practisch werk (PR), Presentatie (P)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. I.E.E. Kamp
Docent(en) prof. dr. I.E.E. Kamp
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
“The Exoplanet Handbook” 2nd Edition Michael Perryman 9781108419772
Opmerkingen This course was registered last year with course code STEP-12
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
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