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Life in the Universe

<p>Around 13.8 billion years ago our Universe was born. It has now countless galaxies with a possibility of millions to billions of planets in each galaxy. Scientists now have discovered many

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This course has been rescheduled to start 11 March by request of the tutor.

Around 13.8 billion years ago our Universe was born. It has now countless galaxies with a possibility of millions to billions of planets in each galaxy. Scientists now have discovered many habitable planets too. This makes us wonder: What is life? What’s its origin? Does only our planet earth contain life in it? Is there any possibility of aliens or extra-terrestrial lives? Are we alone in this Universe? Can we settle elsewhere in the space?

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face / Online

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Origin of life on Earth
  • Life in extreme conditions
  • Chances of life elsewhere
  • Search for extraterrestrial intelligence and terraforming

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand what life is made of
  2. Discuss lives in extreme conditions
  3. Explore our approaches to find life elsewhere
  4. Discover where can we settle our lives next

Shaila Akhter

MPhil, PhD
Dr. Shaila Akhter has done an MPhil and a PhD in Astrophysics and has around 10 years of teaching experience in University Physics and Astronomy at UNSW. She has conducted extensive physics and...