• Dipartimento: Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche E Naturali
  • Settore Ministeriale: FIS/05
  • Codice di verbalizzazione: 8067544
  • Metodi di insegnamento: Frontale
  • Metodi di valutazione: Orale
  • Prerequisiti: None
  • Obiettivi: LEARNING OUTCOMES: The course aims to provide a preparation on current specialized research topics in astrobiology, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity. The educational objectives include the knowledge of the astrophysical and biological factors connected to habitability (ie the propensity for the appearance and survival of living organisms) both at a planetary level and, more generally, in the cosmic environment. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: Students must have an in-depth understanding of the current state of research in astrobiology, and of the related problems, both at a theoretical and observational level. They must have developed the ability to investigate research topics independently, particularly on technical articles published in international journals. The verification of knowledge and comprehension skills is carried out through an oral exam that includes the presentation of a current research topic (starting from a technical article) as well as answers to questions on the topics of the course. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: Students must be able to identify the key points of the main problems of astrobiological interest, being able to place them in the context of current knowledge and to create connections between the disciplines involved. MAKING JUDGEMENTS Students must be able to independently propose theoretical hypotheses, models and possible observations related to the topics of the course. They must also develop the ability to find the necessary information through online bibliographic research: acquiring this ability is essential for preparing the final exam, in which the student must critically discuss a current research topic in astrobiology. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Students must be able to work in an interdisciplinary group and be able to present the results of their research in an organized and understandable way, both to their colleagues and to the general public. LEARNING SKILLS: Students must be able to tackle new topics through independent study. They must acquire the ability to continue their studies in a PhD or other graduate schools and to enter a research group.


  • A.A.: 2022/2023
  • Canale: UNICO
  • Crediti: 6

Classe virtuale:

  • Link Microsoft Teams: Link
  • Docente: BALBI AMEDEO