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Habitable Worlds Across Time and Space
Event Schedule

MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
7:45-8:45Registration (STScI-Rear Lobby)
8:50-9:00Welcome Address
Matt Mountain, Director STScI
SESSION 1THE INITIAL CONDITIONS OF HABITABLE WORLDS
Chair: TBD
9:00Jocelyne DiRuggiero
Johns Hopkins University
Introductory Talk
9:20Philip Armitage
JILA/CU-Boulder
Dead Zones, Dust Drift, and Terrestrial Planet Formation
9:50Questions/ Discussion
10:00Colette Salyk
NOAO
Observing How Habitable Conditions Develop (Or Not) in Protoplanetary Disks
10:30Questions/ Discussion
10:40-11:00COFFEE BREAK – CAFÉ AZAFRAN
11:00Sean Raymond
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux
Formation and Volatile Content of Terrestrial Exoplanets
11:30Questions/ Discussion
11:40Jian Yang Li
Planetary Science Institute
The Potential Habitability of Dwarf Planet Ceres
11:55Questions/ Discussion
12:00Amy Barr
Brown University
Formation of Planetary Satellites and Prospects for Exomoons
12:30Questions/Discussion
12:40-1:40LUNCH – CAFÉ AZAFRAN
SESSION 2HABITABLE WORLDS ORBITING MAIN SEQUENCE STARS
Chair: TBD
1:40Natalie Batalha
NASA Ames Research Center
Progress Toward Reliable Planet Occurrence Rates with Kepler
2:10Questions/Discussion
2:20Diana Valencia
University of Toronto
Habitable Planets: An Interior Perspective
2:50Questions/Discussion
3:00B. Scott Gaudi
The Ohio State University
Exoplanet Demographics with Microlensing Surveys
3:30Questions/Discussion
3:40-4:10COFFEE BREAK - CAFÉ AZAFRAN
4:10One Minute Poster Advertisements
4:50Shawn Domagal-Goldman
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Earth Through Time As an Exoplanet: Lessons for Exoplanet Astrobiology
5:20Questions/Discussion
5:30Edward Guinan
Villanova University
Assessing the Suitability of Nearby Red Dwarf Stars as Hosts to Habitable Life-Bearing Planets
5:45Questions/Discussion
5:50David Grinspoon
Library of Congress
Venus and Mars as Failed Biospheres
6:20Questions/Discussion
6:30-7:30POSTER RECEPTION - BLOOMBERG CENTER – 2NDFLOOR AUDITORIUM LOBBY
TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
SESSION 3THE EARLY EARTH
Chair: TBD
8:55Announcements
9:00Peter Olson
Johns Hopkins University
From Magma Oceans to Plates: A Habitability Transition In the Earth's Early History
9:30Questions/Discussion
9:40Steve Mojsziz
University of Colorado
Early Earth(s) Across Time and Space
10:10Questions/Discussion
10:20-10:50COFFEE BREAK – CAFÉ AZAFRAN
10:50Robert Hazen
Carnegie Institution
The Origins of Life
11:20Questions/Discussion
11:30David Catling
University of Washington
Planetary Atmospheres and Evolution of Complex Life
12:00Questions/Discussion
12:10Linda Sohl
Columbia University
What Can Earth Paleoclimates Reveal About the Resiliency of Habitable States? An Example from the Neoproterozoic Snowball Earth
12:25Questions/Discussion
12:30-12:45GROUP PHOTO – FRONT STEPS, MULLER BUILDING
12:45-2:00LUNCH – CAFÉ AZAFRAN
SESSION 4LIMITS TO HABITABILITY
Chair: TBD
2:00William Bottke
Southwest Research Institute
Exploring the Early Bombardment of the Inner Solar System
2:30Questions/Discussion
2:40Sarah Kopac
Wesleyan University
Specialization of Bacillus in the Geochemically Challenged Environment of Death Valley
2:55Questions/Discussion
3:00-3:30COFFEE BREAK - BLOOMBERG CENTER – 2NDFLOOR AUDITORIUM LOBBY
3:30Frank Robb
University of Maryland
Extremophiles: Making a Living in Galactic Circumstances
4:00Questions/Discussion
4:10Michael Gowanlock
University of Hawaii
The Habitability of the Milky Way Galaxy
4:40Questions/Discussion
4:50Vlada Stamenkovic
MIT
The Distribution of Plate Tectonics Planets in the Galaxy
5:05Questions/Discussion
8:00PUBLIC LECTURE – BAHCALL AUDITORIUM
Robert Grinspoon
Library of Congress
Terra Sapiens: The Human Chapter in the History of the Earth
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
SESSION 5THE POTENTIAL FOR LIFE AROUND POST-MAIN SEQUENCE STARS 1
Chair:
8:55Announcements
9:00Lee Anne Willson
Iowa State University
Habitable Zones Around Evolved Stars
9:30Questions Discussion
9:40Massimo Marengo
Iowa State University
Exo-Planetary Phoenix: Rebirth of Planetary Systems Beyond the Main Sequence
10:10Questions/Discussion
10:20-10:50COFFEE BREAK – CAFÉ AZAFRAN
10:50Alexander Wolszczan
Penn State University
Planets Around Giant Stars
11:20Questions/Discussion
SESSION 6HABITABLE EXO-MOONS
Chair: TBD
11:30Ralph Lorenz
JHU APL
Habitable Moons and Planets Around Post-Main Sequence Stars
12:00Questions/Discussion
12:10Karen Lewis
ELSI
Moon Radius Limits for a Habitable Zone Kepler Transiting Planet Candidate
12:25Questions/Discussion
12:30Joachim Saur
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Mapping Ganymede’s Time-Variable Aurora in the Search for a Subsurface Ocean
12:45Questions/Discussion
12:50Vera Dobos
MTA CSFK; Princeton University
Tidally Heated ExoMoons (THEM)
1:05Questions/Discussion
1:10-2:20LUNCH – CAFÉ AZAFRAN
1:10-1:40OPEN MEETING: THE FUTURE CATALOG OF HABITABLE WORLDS -- CAFECON
Abel Méndez, Planetary Habitability Laboratory, UPR Arecibo
The discoveries of potentially habitable exoplanets have been increasing in the last few years. Currently, the Habitable Exoplanet Catalog is used by scientists, the media, and the general public to keep track of these discoveries. However, there is a need to establish more formal classification standards of exoplanets to help communicate and compare results both to scientists and the general public. This open meeting requests the input of the astronomy community to help shape the future catalog of habitable worlds. Particular topics of interest are the classification of exoplanets, the definition of potentially habitable worlds and Eta Earth
SESSION 7THE POTENTIAL FOR LIFE AROUND POST-MAIN SEQUENCE STARS II
Chair: TBD
2:20Eva Villaver
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Are Post-Main Sequence Planets Doomed?
2:50Questions/Answers
3:00Don Winget
University of Texas – Austin
The Final Stages of Life
3:30Questions/Discussion
3:40-4:10COFFEE BREAK - BLOOMBERG CENTER – 2NDFLOOR AUDITORIUM LOBBY
4:10Boris Gaensicke
University of Warwick
Rocky Planetary Debris Around Young WDs
4:40Questions/Discussion
4:50Eric Agol
University of Washington
The Habitability of White Dwarfs
5:20Questions/Discussion
5:30-7:30GROUP DINNERS
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
SESSION 8HABITABILITY IN LOW-LUMINOSITY ENVIRONMENTS
Chair:
8:55Announcements
9:00Rory Barnes
University of Washington
Tides and Habitability
9:30Questions/Discussion
9:40Britney Schmidt
Georgia Tech
Energizing the Discussion of Ice-Ocean World Habitabilit
10:10Questions/Discussion
10:20-10:50COFFEE BREAK – CAFÉ AZAFRAN
10:50Alison Murray
Desert Research Institute
Life in the Slow, Dark, Salty, Cold and Oxygen-Depleted Lane – Insights on Habitability from Lake Vida
11:20Questions/Discussion
11:30Duncan Forgan
Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
The Effect of Planetary Illumination on Climate Modelling of Earthlike Exomoons
11:45Questions/Discussion
11:50Wrap Up Talk
12:30Ending Discussion