Physics of Planetary Systems 2020/2021 (10 credits)

Autumn 2020, 67 %, Campus

Start date: 26 October 2020

End date: 17 January 2021

Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-13055 Application

Language of Instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

Entry Requirements: 120 credits including 30 credits in mathematics and 60 credits in physics.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 24167

Tuition fee, total: SEK 24167

About the course:

The dynamics of the planetary system. The formation of the solar system including the physics of accretion discs around protostars, and the physics and chemistry of the solar nebula. Meteorites, and their testimony of the formation and evolution of the solar system. The small bodies of the solar system. The physics of the planets and the moons. The satellite and ring systems of the giant planets. The atmospheres of planets. Magnetospheres and radiation belts and the interaction with the solar wind. Collisional processes in the planetary system. Other planetary systems and stellar discs.

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Contact

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 5952

Fax: 018-471 5999

Study counsellor

E-mail: studievagledare@physics.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21