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From the course by Princeton University
Imagining Other Earths
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Princeton University

Imagining Other Earths

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From the lesson
Quantum Mechanics and Fingerprinting Planets
This lecture introduces the Pauli exclusion principle, which requires that only one electron can be in any state. We use this principle to understand the properties of materials and the atomic lines seen in planetary and stellar structure.

Meet the Instructors

  • David Spergel
    David Spergel
    Charles Young Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1897 Foundation and Chair
    Department of Astrophysics