EAS 1601: Habitable Planet (Spring 2022, Fall 2022)
Introduction to the origin and evolution of Planet Earth, creation of the universe and the elements, early history of Earth, radioisotope geochemistry and the timing of events in the universe, the galaxy, and on Earth. Formation of the atmosphere and oceans.
This course has a lab section and is offered every semester.
EAS 4380/6380: Land Remote Sensing (Fall 2021)
This course covers the broad spectrum of techniques for making remote measurements of the composition, morphology, and thermophysical properties of solid surfaces on Earth and other planetary bodies. Both the physics underlying the techniques and their applications to a range of problems of interest will be discussed. Students will gain experience accessing, processing and interpreting remote sensing data, and will acquire an understanding of which techniques are most useful for answering particular scientific questions about a range of land environments.
This course was co-taught with Dr. James Wray and is offered every other year.
EAS 4801/8001: Planetary & Astrobiology Seminar (Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022)
Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary field that crosscuts many research interests and departments across Georgia Tech and is of key importance to planetary science. The aim of this course is to expose students to the diversity of research areas that encompass astrobiology and planetary science, and to enhance the communication between astrobiologists, planetary scientists, engineers, and other space enthusiasts on campus. Each week an invited speaker (internal or external) will present on a topic related to astrobiology and/or planetary science for 40-45 min, with time for questions and discussion.
This course will be taught all semesters and is a requirement for the Graduate Astrobiology Certificate Program.
EAS 8001: Geomorphology Seminar (Fall 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2023)
Each week we meet to discuss a scientific paper related to planetary geomorphology and surface processes. This course is co-taught alongside other institutions in a hybrid format. Institutions who have participated in the past: University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez, Penn State, UC Boulder, University of Washington, Colorado State University, and West Virginia University.
At Georgia Tech this course is co-organized with Dr. Karl Lang and is offered every semester.