The physics of water-rich asteroids
Dr. Wladimir Neumann, Technische Universität Berlin, Geodäsie und Geoinformationstechnik
The overall scientific topic of this seminar are physical properties of water-rich asteroids, dwarf planets, and icy moons. Such bodies formed in the early solar system, serve as proxies for Earth´s building blocks, and are targets of multiple space missions. Numerical modeling is an established approach to exploring their properties. The topics of this research seminar comprise processes that can be simulated separately with one or only a few differential equations each (e.g., thermal diffusion, thermal convection, moment of inertia evolution). You will implement models of such processes, perform stand-alone calculations, and derive and present your results. The course will combine lectures, modeling work in groups, discussions, presentations, and preparation of a paper draft. It is open to students with physical modeling and programming skills (C++, Python, or Matlab) and a background in physics of planetary bodies (e.g., from TU master´s program Geodesy and Geoinformation Science).
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