Universität Wien

450102 SE COSMOS Topic: Habitability (2023S)

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 06.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Monday 20.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Monday 27.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Monday 17.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Monday 24.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Monday 08.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Monday 15.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Monday 22.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Monday 05.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Monday 12.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Monday 19.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Monday 26.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The programme for this semester is split into two parts.

During the first half of the semester, we will have a few invited speakers (external to the institute) on habitability and habitable conditions. The speakers are yet to be confirmed.

In the second half of the semester, the students will lead discussions on the following topics.

1. Imprint of life seen in geology (in geological records we see oxygen changes, isotope changes etc), first water formation, first possibility for life?

2. Cosmology and its impact on habitability -- How early can we have the earliest forms of life, influence of X-rays, gamma rays etc. in the early Universe

3. Galactic conditions -- metallicity -- galactic habitable zone

4. Extremophiles we know from Earth. What life forms can we expect on other worlds?

5. Expectations to find life in the solar system -- Venus, Mars, rocky planets

6. Life on icy moons

7. Non-water-based life, Titan

Students will be grouped based on their preferences and will have to present peer-reviewed papers on the selected topic. Each topic will have an advisor and students are strongly encouraged to discuss paper selection and presentation details with their advisor prior to presenting to the rest of the class.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral presentation on the selected topic

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- 75% attendance of all classes
- communicate with the topic advisor
- presentation on peer-reviewed papers
- participation in discussion

Examination topics

Examination topics are listed in the course content tab

Reading list

A reading list for each topic will be provided on the course Moodle page

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 03.03.2023 11:10