COURSE: Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds

One of the most profound questions humans ask would be ‘Are we alone?’.  In October 1995 astronomers announced the first discovery of a planet outside our solar system. Spotting of the  Jupiter-like planet 51 Pegasi b led to a surge of exoplanet discoveries. Today, more than 4000 exoplanets have been spotted in the Milky Way.

Like to learn how scientists spot these wild and wonderful world that swing around their parent star? Are you familiar with the physics and mathematics concepts in a bachelor's level? Then hop on.AASTRO KERALA is introducing a course “Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds”. 

The course will be directed by Dr. Anand Narayanan, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.

Apply before 17th November, 2020 

Link for Registration

Outline of course:

Lecture 1: Overview of Exoplanet Studies

Lectures 2 - 6: Radial Velocity Method 

Lectures 7 - 11: Transit Method

Lectures 11 - 15: Gravitational Microlensing

Lectures 16 - 17: Direct Imaging

Lectures 18 - 19: Habitable Zone, Habitability of Exoplanets, and the Search for Biomarkers

*Lectures 20 - 24: Star and Planet Formation  

*Subjected to availability of time

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