Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

ASTR 1199: Are we alone in the Universe?

InstructorsShami Chatterjee
Credit Hours3
Prerequisites

High school physics and biology.

Typically OfferedSummer

This course surveys the possibilities for life in the universe and the search for it, against the backdrop of our modern understanding of the cosmos.  It covers ideas about the origin of the universe and how structure arises, the formation of stars and planets, how life might have begun on planets, the evolution of life on the Earth, and the search for life elsewhere in the solar system and beyond.