The Search For Habitable Planets

Tuesday January 19, 2016 2:45 pm
Marlar Lounge (37-252)

Professor Sara Seager
Class of 1941 Professor of Physics and Planetary Science

presentation 2:45-3:15pm; Q & A 3:15-3:25pm

Professor Seager will describe how scientists infer the properties of extrasolar planets and their atmospheres from observations, how life may alter the atmospheres to produce observable biosignatures, and the future investigations that will probe for signs of life on other planets.