Apr 15, 2021

Lauren Weiss, University of Hawaii at Manoa

"Planets, Patterns, and the Origin of Life"

Exoplanet science is an explosive new field catalyzed by the discovery of over 4000 extrasolar planets via the NASA Kepler and MIT-led TESS missions.  The field will continue to evolve rapidly over the next several decades as we push observational techniques toward the discovery of Earth-like planets.  Along the way, we are learning about diverse types of planets, their interior and atmospheric compositions, their orbital properties, the systems in which they reside, and how the planets form and change over time.  Recent discoveries of patterns have reshaped our understanding of planet formation, with possible implications for the origins of Earth-like planets and life.  I will discuss my past, present, and future experiments with observational astronomy to address these topics.

Zoom Link

https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/88513896776?pwd=Y1JtRE1KZllxWkFTamJBSGtGdm9yQT09

 

Event Details

Date:
Apr 15, 2021

Time:
3:30–5pm

Location:
Online Zoom meeting See Abstract

Notes:
Tea at 3:30 pm Talk begins at 3:45 pm. See abstract for Zoom information.

Speaker Host:
Professor Ellen Zweibel

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