SGBK20009U Stardust to Planets: Building a Habitable Solar System
MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience
The Solar System’s formation, from first solids to planetary accretion and differentiation, will be explored using radiogenic isotopes as chronometers and isotope tracers. We will examine the radiogenic isotope records of Earth, the Moon and Mars as well as our diverse collection of meteorites to understand the temporal and spatial events that resulted in a habitable planet.
The course will provide students with the theoretical and
practical knowledge about radiogenic isotopes and their use in
terrestrial and planetary geology in the context of early Solar
Acquisition and Manipulation of radiogenic isotope data
including the calculation of ages and their use as tracers of
geological and planetary processes and reservoirs.
Recognize the potential use of radiogenic isotopes to address questions in Earth and planetary geology. Design scientific projects that use radiogenic isotopes as a primary tool. Read and critically assess scientific papers that include radiogenic isotope data.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- Practical exercises
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Continuous assessmentOral examination, 30 minutesOral examination worth 50% of the total grade. There is no preparation time for the oral exam. Weekly assignments worth 50% of the total grade.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal censor
Oral examination worth 50% of the total grade. There is no preparation time for the oral exam. The same weekly assignments are handed in again in the reexamination week and count 50 % of the total grade. This is also the case at the third attempt.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome