Chemistry of the Solar System

Core Course

PTYS Graduate Core Course. Provides an overview of the gas and ice chemistry in planetary environments including molecular structure, spectroscopy, kinetics. The course describes how these physical processes are manifest in the diverse solar system environments. The instructional level is aimed at beginning graduate students with an adequate background comparable to that obtained from advance undergraduate courses in physics and chemistry. Knowledge of vector calculus and elementary differential equations is assumed. Successful students will be able to understand current research in planetary chemistry and will be well prepared for more detailed studies.
Sample course syllabus, Pascucci (PDF)


Course Level: PTYS Graduate Core Course
Course Credits: 3
Course Type: Graduate

Semester Section Instructor(s) Day/Time Location Resources
2021 Spring 001 Roger Yelle
2021 Spring 001 Ilaria Pascucci
2019 Spring 001 Ilaria Pascucci WF 11:00a.m.-12:15p.m. Kuiper 312 Syllabus
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