The Diversity of Exoplanets

University of Geneva

In "The Diversity of Exoplanets," delve into the fascinating world of exoplanets, from detection techniques to characterizing atmospheres. Understand the statistical properties and limitations of detection methods, and explore future space projects and missions.

  • Practice methods of detection and characterization of exoplanets
  • Learn about the physics of atmospheres and possible extraterrestrial life
  • Gain insights into future space projects and missions

This up-to-date MOOC provides a comprehensive understanding of exoplanets and their atmospheres, equipping you to participate in citizen science projects. Join this course to explore the latest research and developments in this exciting field.

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The Diversity of Exoplanets
Course Modules

Explore the methods of detecting and characterizing exoplanets, including statistical properties and the physics of atmospheres. Gain an understanding of the latest research and future space projects in this field.

Cover the basics

This module covers the basics of exoplanet detection and characterization, including Kepler’s laws, planet formation, and preliminary information. Gain a foundational understanding of the field through interactive quizzes and comprehensive lectures.

Planet detection I

Delve into planet detection techniques, including radial velocities, astrometry, and direct imaging. Gain insights into the methods and tools used to detect and study exoplanets, preparing you for advanced exploration of exoplanetary systems.

Planet detection II

Explore in-depth the qualitative and quantitative aspects of transit detection, physical parameters of transiting systems, and citizen science for exoplanet detection. Understand the properties of transiting exoplanets and future space missions in this field.

Statistical results I

Gain insights into statistical results of exoplanet detection, including the occurrence of extra-solar planets, mass-radius relation, and observation vs. theory. Explore early results and the variety of exoplanetary systems through comprehensive lectures and quizzes.

Statistical results II

Discover the dynamics and properties of multi-planet systems, including orbital eccentricity, transit timing variations, and analytical approaches. Gain an in-depth understanding of the dynamics and properties of multi-planet systems through detailed lectures and quizzes.

Surfaces and atmospheres

Explore the surfaces and atmospheres of exoplanets, including atmospheric properties, observational strategies, and future prospects. Gain insights into interpreting emergent spectra and observational strategies for studying exoplanetary atmospheres.

Latest news from the exoplanetary atmospheres

Stay updated with the latest news on exoplanetary atmospheres, including signs of water, aerosols, and high spectral resolution. Gain insights into the characteristics of exoplanetary atmospheres and future perspectives in this evolving field.

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