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Planets are Places: Characterization of Other Worlds in the 2020s and Beyond

Friday, January 28 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

The past 25 years have revealed a diversity of exoplanets far beyond what was imagined from the limited sample in the Solar System. With new and upcoming observing facilities and a rapidly growing number of nearby planets, we are poised to bring this diversity into focus, with detailed follow-up characterization of the planets’ atmospheres. In this talk, I will discuss two frontier topics in exoplanet atmosphere studies: (1) what can we learn about giant planets' origins from their present-day atmospheres? and (2) what can we learn about habitability from “Earth cousins”, planets that are a little bigger or a little hotter than the Earth? Finally, I will conclude with my outlook on the search for biosignatures in the atmospheres of potentially inhabited planets.

Host: Phil Skemer

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Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Schools

Arts & Sciences

Topic

Science & Technology

Website

https://artsci.wustl.edu/events/plane...

Event Contact

eps@wustl.edu

Speaker Information
Laura Kreidberg, Director, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
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