GEO-DEEP9100 – Planetary Physics and Global Tectonics
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
The course will give an introduction to the physics and tectonic processes that govern the properties and evolution of the Earth and other planets.
After completing this course you will obtain a fundamental knowledge of
- how the Earth and planets in the Solar System form, and how this compares to other planetary systems.
- planetary accretion and planetary evolution and how it is fundamental for describing the dynamics and properties of the Earth and planets.
- accretion, differentiation and the planets’ heat budget.
- planetary surfaces, the timing and patterns of (plate) tectonics.
- how Earth’s figure, gravity field, rotation, mantle convection and tidal interaction modify and complicate the reconstructed movements on the planet’s surface.
- how numerical modelling can be used for reconstructing the planet’s structure and evolution.
Admission to the course
Open to PhD candidates enrolled in the Norwegian Research School for Dynamics and Evolution of Earth and Planets (DEEP).
Registration is done by filling out this online application form:
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Other students submit the same documentation as regular visiting status applicants, but the application and documentation are to be delivered together with the online application form. DEEP can be contacted for questions. Applicants must be able to present original documentation on request.
There is no upper limit of participants.
The course is centred on a one-week session (about 40 h) held in Oslo. This includes lectures and practical. Prior to the course week, the students will receive course material and prepare for an obligatory presentation on a given topic. Course literature will be pre-selected and accessible to course participants in due time prior to the course. Home examination occurs after the course week.
- A short presentation on a given topic
- Home examination
Obligatory presentation on a given topic during the course week. The presentation must be evaluated as approved in order to take the final exam.
Home exam to be delivered up to one month after the course week and within the semester.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.