Better Tomorrow Speaker Series: Is There Life Out There?

January 25, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Orvis Auditorium Add to Calendar

UH Manoa Better Tomorrow Speaker Series:

Is there life out there? Exoplanets and the search for habitable worlds

With Prof. Sara Seager, MIT

For thousands of years people have wondered, “Are there planets like Earth?” “Are such planets common?” “Do any have signs of life?” Today astronomers are poised to answer these ancient questions, having recently found thousands of planets that orbit nearby Sun-like stars, called “exoplanets". Professor Sara Seager, one of the world’s leading experts on this search for Earth-like planets, will share the latest advances in this revolutionary field.

Professor Sara Seager is a planetary scientist and astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has pioneered many research areas in the characterization of exoplanets. Her present research focus is on the search for life by way of exoplanet atmospheric “biosignature” gases.

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