Life in the Universe

Advances in modern physics and astrophysics have dramatically changed and enriched the understanding of our cosmic surroundings, but have not yet produced unambiguous evidence concerning the extraterrestrial life. To date, significant progress has been made on certain aspects of the problem, and many recent scientific observations hint in favor of the existence of non-terrestrial life. During this course, we will explore such evidence and observations. ASTRO 140 is for students who are interested in enriching and broadening their understanding of modern science. The course is highly interdisciplinary, and would be a logical choice for students who completed and enjoyed ASTRO 001, ASTRO 005 or ASTRO 010.