Teaching

Following courses are offered during the WS 2014/2015 by the Exolife Team members:

Astrobiology: Life on Mars?

Fundamentals of interdisciplinary science of astrobiology will be developed and presented in lectures and discussions. The focus is on Life on Mars.

Link to further lecture description (Course Directory)




Courses offered in the SS 2014 by the Exolife Team members:

Astronomical aspects of classical and exotic life on (exo-)planets

Fundamentals of interdisciplinary science of astrobiology will be developed and presented in lectures and discussions. The focus is on issues of the definition of classical and exotic life.

Link to further lecture description (Course Directory)





BSc / MSc / PhD topics available:

BSc
Terraforming
The question for the habitability of Jupiter's icy moon Europa - ocean and biomarkers
The influence of different spectral and luminosity classes on exoplanet habitability
Other topics on request

MSc
Several topics on habitability parameters and on the interiors and hypothetical atmospheres of (exo-)planets are available on request
Several topics addressing different convection regimes (plate tectonis) and its consequences for surface evolution on super-Earths  are available on request

PhD
On request

Running PhD, Master & Bachelor Thesis
PhD: The habitability of a potential subsurface water reservoir within Enceladus Ruth Taubner
MSc: CO2 binding and Carbonate precipitation in an hypothetical martian ocean Gabor Kiss
MSc: Physical constraints on the evolution of hotspot swells on terrestrial planets Elisabeth Fahrngruber
MSc: -- Boris Moser
MSc: Relative Altersbeziehungen zwischen polygonalen Impaktkratern und Coronae / Venus Karin Rainer
MSc: Modeling 3-D thermal convection in exoplanetary mantles Wolfgang Sakuler

Former Students
MSc: Dating Polygonal Impact Craters on Venus Gerhard Weihs
BSc: Der Einfluss von Spektralklassen auf die Habitabilität von Exoplaneten Franziska Gerold
BSc: Platetectonics on Europa Sebastian Miksch
MSc: The possibility of the existence of a Nitrogen Cycle within Enceladus Ruth Taubner
MSc: The Influence of core size on magnetic field generation in (exo)planets Manfred Gold
MSc: Atmospheric compounds of the Venusian lower atmosphere Alen Duricic
BSc: Venusian ground features revisited Karin Rainer
BSc: CETI based on LINCOS and Lambda Calculus Wolfgang Sakuler
BSc: Polygonal Impact Craters on Mercury Gerhard Weihs
BSc: Arguments Pro and Contra: Life on Mars - A revision Gabor Kiss
BSc: Photosynthesis under different spectral classes Robert Pohl
BSc: Lightning phenomena on terrestrial planets/moons Eva Trausinger
BSc: The habitability and fertility of the Martian soil based on Phoenix data Daniela Dittrich
BSc: The search for life in the course of history Bianca Zwirner
BSc: Habitability of the planetary system of Gliese 581 Manuela Gober
BSc: The methane cycle of titan Boris Moser
BSc: The search for recent volcanism on Venus Elisabeth Künzl