Speaker: Dr Don Pollaccco, Warwick University
The last 25 years has seen the birth and rapid development of one of the most exciting areas of modern
astrophysics: the discovery and characterisation of exoplanets. During this period there has been a rapid shift in attention from Jupiter-like planets (in terms of mass and size anyway) to small, presumably rocky, planets similar to the Earth. Here we will discuss the so-called habitable zone planets and consider the likelihood of life in the universe in general. We will also look forward to some of the important developments on the (near) horizon that are likely to transform our knowledge in this field.
Lectures held at 7.30pm in the Berrill Lecture Theatre, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. For further information contact Prof. Ray Mackintosh (email firstname.lastname@example.org). No need to register.