Qualification objectives: The students have basic knowledge about structure and composition of planets on the basis of geophysical observations and thermodynamic models. They have the ability to apply what they have learned confidently and independently and can transfer their knowledge to new problems and, if applicable, develop it further in teams. They can lead groups responsibly within the framework of complex tasks and present and discuss results.
Contents: Students learn the basic physical differences of planetary bodies and methods for determining their mass and size. They deal with the shapes of planetary bodies, their measurement, and the mathematical description and analysis of their surrounding fields and processes at the surface. They deal with the figure and internal structure of planets and the associated geophysical and thermodynamic processes. They learn to work responsibly in groups on tasks and to present and discuss them appropriately