MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2016

The Search for Habitable Planets

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

Jan/19 Tue 02:45PM-03:30PM Marlar Lounge 37-252

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Prereq: none

Professor Sara 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.

Sponsor(s): Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research
Contact: Debbie Meinbresse, 37-241, 617 253-1456, MEINBRES@MIT.EDU