EAS 1601: Habitable Planet (Spring 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.
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.
EAS 4801/8001: Planetary & Astrobiology Seminar (Fall 2021, Spring 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.