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Astronomy Colloquium

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Exoplanets and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Ignas Snellen, Professor of Observational Astrophysics, Leiden University,

In this talk I will review the state-of-the-art work on exoplanet characterization, mainly focusing on ground-based techniques. I will discuss what we do now, can do in the near future with upcoming instruments, and later with the Extremely Large Telescopes. Detailed knowledge of the chemical composition and climate
of Earth-like planets such as Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST sisters are within reach.

For more information, please contact Judy McClain by phone at 626-395-4970 or by email at jlm@astro.caltech.edu.