We discuss the formation of the Earth, the evolution of its surface environments, the origin of diversity of exoplanetary systems, and terrestrial planets in those systems. We also discuss icy moons around gas giant planets, for which habitability is actively discussed. This is a series of lectures by several researchers including non-Japanese researchers.
su's interior based on a combination of limited observations and laboratory experiments. We also discuss the formation and evolution of our planet, with its connection to the origin and evolution of life. In addition, we have to consider planet formation processes in general, in order to explain the observations of our solar system and exosolar systems and understand the ubiquity and diversity of planetary systems. Planet formation is a multi-step process involving a variety of physical phenomena. It is important to understand 1) the initial conditions of planet formation such as the dynamical / thermal structure and viscous evolution of proto-planetary disks and 2) the basis for planetary growth such as orbital evolution and coalescence growth processes of small bodies.
About half of lectures are given by non-Japanese professors in English.
To understand the basic knowledge to discuss the origin of the Earth, co-evolution of the Earth and life, and life in the universe.
Interior of the Earth, Formation and evolution of the Earth, Planet formation, Solar system, Exosolar system, organic chemistry, biochemistry
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lectures and reports
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||basic concepts of the origin of the Earth and life|
|Class 2||Formation of the Earth||report|
|Class 3||Formation of exo-Earths||report|
|Class 4||Evolution of interior structure of the Earth||report|
|Class 5||The origin and evolution of atmosphere of the Earth||report|
|Class 6||The origin and evolution of ocean of the Earth||report|
|Class 7||The Earth's environment change and evolution of life||report|
|Class 8||Prebiotic chemical evolution||report|
|Class 9||The origin of life||report|
|Class 10||Chemistry and dynamics of subsurface oceans of icy moons||report|
|Class 11||The origins of icy moons||report|
|Class 12||Space missions to planets and moons||report|
|Class 13||Future space missions to planets and moons||report|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
None in English
Evaluation based on attendance and reports
already learned basic physics, introductory Earth & planetary sciences, and introduction astronomy.