Fachbereich Physik und Astronomie

Additional Courses and Seminars

Exoplanets and Origins of Life

Course description

This specialist course will combine biology, chemistry, geology and astrophysics to provide an overview of the multi-disciplinary field of the origins and evolution of life on the Earth. In a second part, the course will detail the nature of planets orbiting other stars than our sun (exoplanets) and describe current techniques to detect and characterise their atmospheres. In a third part, the course will investigate current efforts developed (in Bern and elsewhere) to search for signs of life in and beyond our Solar System.

Wednesday, 10-12 in B116 Vorlesung
Friday, 11-12 in B116 Übungen