G 457 Frontiers in Planetary Science
Areas of active research in the planetary sciences on topics that have not yet made it into the Textbooks will be explored. Three main themes will be covered: 1) the formation of planetary systems, 2) the accretion and differentiation of planets, and 3) the geologic and atmospheric evolution of planets. As appropriate for these themes, content will range widely, including aspects of astronomy, geology, and climate.
Upper division standing, or by permission of instructor.