Title Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Theory and Applications
Description Lecture, two hours; laboratory, two hours. Enforced requisites: Mathematics 31B, Physics 1B. Recommended: course 71 or Computer Science 31 or Program in Computing 10A, and Physics 110B. Search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) is based on number of astronomical, mathematical, statistical, and computational principles. Coverage of fundamental concepts in these disciplines in context of SETI: abundance and architecture of extrasolar planetary systems; radio astronomy, including wave propagation and dispersion; signal processing, including sampling theory and Fourier transforms; random processes, including Gaussian and Poisson statistics, and algorithm development. Design of observational program, acquisition of telescopic data, development of algorithms to analyze data, and writing of report on results. Concurrently scheduled with course C279. P/NP or letter grading.
Units 4.0 units
Restrictions None
Course Days Wednesday Friday
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Young 4232
Level Undergraduate
Course ID 411774200
Type Lecture
Instructor Jean-Luc Margot
Email jlm@epss.ucla.edu
Phone 310-206-8345