Sara Seager, MIT, "Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds"
2019 Brinson Lecture: April 9 @ 6:00 PM, SAIC
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 will share the latest advances in this revolutionary field.