GEO-DEEP9100 - Planetary Physics and Global Tectonics

DEEP offers 24 - 28 September 2018 the intensive PhD course in planetary physics and global tectonics.

Course description

The course will give an introduction to the physics and tectonic processes that govern the properties and evolution of the Earth and other planets.

Full course description is found here.

Course flyer (.pdf)

Learning outcomes

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 planet’s structure and evolution.

Time and place

The course is taught intensively at the University of Oslo (Blindern) 24 - 28 September, 2018.


The course is centered on a one week session (about 40 h) held in Oslo. This includes lectures and practical.

Course schedule will be published shortly.

Prior to the course

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.


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.


Apply within 25 July 2018 through our online form


For more information about the course please contact: 

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