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COURSE TIMETABLE GENS4014

In the spirit of the course the timetable is constantly evolving, so check here frequently for updates and changes!

SESSION 2, 2006

The lecture titles and dates have now been updated below. The tutorial topics are yet to be determined. (Last update 16 October 2006)

Week Date
Time Lecturer Topics Covered
1 July 25
4-5 Wilfred Walsh Introduction to Astronomy
2 August 1
4-5 Michael Ashley Artificial Intelligence 1
5-6 Tutorial Tutorial introduction
3 August 8
4-5 Michael Ashley Artificial Intelligence 2
5-6 Tutorial Solaris
4 August 15
4-5 Wilfred Walsh Astronomy Take 2
5-6 Tutorial Fermi's Paradox
5 August 22
4-5 John Webb Planet Hunting 1
5-6 Tutorial Terraforming
6 August 29
4-5 John Webb Planet Hunting 2
5-6 Tutorial What is Life?
7 September 5
4-5 Malcolm Walter The History of Life on Earth
5-6 Tutorial Are We The Only Intelligent Beings in the Universe?
8 September 12
4-5 Video Presentation The Gaia Hypothesis
5-6 Tutorial Intelligent Design or Random Fluke?
9 September 19
4-5

Video Presentation

Evidence for UFOs
5-6 Tutorial How to Communicate with an Alien
     
10 October 3
4-5 Joe Wolfe Physical Constraints on the Existence of Life
5-6 Tutorial Essays due in this tutorial
10 October 10
4-5 Peter Slezak The Nature of Intelligence - Human, Artificial and Alien
5-6 Tutorial Impact of ET Contact
12 October 17
4-5 Brendan Burns TBD
5-6 Tutorial
13 October 24
4-5 John Storey A Field Guide to UFOs
5-6 Tutorial Quiz preparation
13 October 31
4-5 John Webb Summary
5-6 *Quiz*

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