Does life exist elsewhere in the universe or are we alone? The emerging science of astrobiology attempts to answer this fundamental question using an interdisciplinary approach rooted in both biology and astronomy. This course will examine the current state of our scientific knowledge concerning the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe. Topics include the nature and origin of life on Earth, the possibility of life on Mars and elsewhere in the solar system, the search for extra solar planets, the habitability of planets, and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Location & Meeting Time
Olin Building-306+ M/W/F 10:50AM-11:55AM LEC