A course on extrasolar planets, taught at Research Center for the Early Universe (RESCEU), fall 2016. This is based in part on a course taught with Joel Kastner at RIT in spring 2015.
Course material can be found online at
Outline for the course, class schedule, etc.
Lectures. The list below serves a general guide to the topics and their sequence, but is not definitive.
- Statistics of exoplanets and finding a period
due Tuesday, Oct 11, at 16:50.
- Detecting planets via radial velocity variations
Due Monday, Oct 24, at 16:50.
Please see hint, added 10/21/2016
- Detecting planets via transits
Due Monday, Oct 31, at 16:50.
- Final Project: posters Final deadline: 5:00 PM on Thu, Nov 17, 2016
Some resources for your final poster project:
- A blog with examples of good posters, with a good bit of discussion
- Designing conference posters has LOTS of words; you might want to skip down near the bottom, where there are more pictures.
- Scientific Posters thanks to the Leonhard Center at Penn State.
- An award-winning poster on exoplanets! Thanks to Ming Zhao and Jason Wright.
- Chambliss Award-winning posters from recent AAS meetings:
There are many, many sources for information about exoplanets. Below are just a few that we may visit frequently during the course.
This page maintained by Michael Richmond. Last modified Nov 17, 2016.