Saturday Physics for Everyone

Title Saturday Physics for Everyone: Exoplanets
Speaker Professor Jon Thaler, Physics Department
Date: 9/10/2016
Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location:

141 Loomis Laboratory of Physics, 1110 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

Sponsor:

University of Illinois Department of Physics

Contact: Toni Pitts, Coordinator of Recruiting and Special Programs, Physics Department
217.244.2948
sat_physics@physics.illinois.edu
Originating Calendar: Physics - Saturday Physics for Everyone
Abstract:

Popular lecture. To date, extrasolar-planet searches have found 3,501 planets that orbit other stars. One exciting goal of these projects is to find a planet that orbits within the "habitable zone" of its star and is sufficiently Earth-like to (perhaps) sustain life. I will talk about how extrasolar planets are found and how we might be able to determine whether they actually contain life.

View Professor Thaler's presentation slides

SPE slide for Exoplanets

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