Institute for Planets and Life

Space Telescope Science Institute and Johns Hopkins University

Planets, Life, and the Universe Lecture Series

The Planets, Life, and the Universe lecture series brings high-profile speakers to the JHU/STScI campus to discuss current topics of interest in astrobiology and draws a large and steadily increasing audience. The lectures are presented live online and are also available for viewing on the website afterwards.

Next Series Presentation

TBA

Zachory K. Berta-Thompson (Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
November 07, 2014 at 12:30pm · STScI Bahcall Auditorium

Planets, Life, and the Universe Lecture Series presentations are also webcast live. Webcasts can be viewed at the STScI webcast site during the scheduled presentation, and can be found afterward in the STScI webcast archive along with any presentation notes provided by the speaker.

If you would like to participate in the discussion session following the lecture, please email us at astrobiology@jhu.edu providing your name, affiliation, and phone number at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture.

Series Schedule  Series Abstracts | Lecture Locations | Archived Webcasts

Light lunch (provided) starts at 12pm; talk starts at 12:30pm.

Date Location Presentation
May 01, 2015
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Britney E. Schmidt (School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Dec 05, 2014
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Gary H. Blackwood (Exoplanet Exploration Program, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology)
Nov 07, 2014
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Zachory K. Berta-Thompson (Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Apr 04, 2014
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Jill Mikucki (Dept. of Microbiology, University of Tennessee)
Mar 07, 2014
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Catherine Neish (Florida Institute of Technology)
Feb 07, 2014
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Avi Mandell (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Dec 06, 2013
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Mark Shelhamer (Depts of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery/Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Chief Scientist, NASA Human Research Program)
Nov 01, 2013
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Karin I. Öberg (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Oct 04, 2013
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Nikku (Madhu) Madhusudhan (Yale University)
May 03, 2013
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Ravi Kumar Kopparapu (Department of Geosciences, Penn State University)
Apr 05, 2013
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Jan Amend (Department of Earth Sciences and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California)
Mar 01, 2013
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Daniel Glavin (Planetary Environments Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Feb 01, 2013
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Lindy Elkins-Tanton (Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington)
Nov 02, 2012
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Suvrath Mahadevan (Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Penn State University)
Oct 05, 2012
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Aaron Goldman (Princeton University)
May 04, 2012
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Greg Fournier (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Apr 06, 2012
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Katrina Edwards (University of Southern California)
Mar 02, 2012
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Eric Agol (University of Washington)
Feb 03, 2012
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Travis Barman (Lowell Observatory)
Dec 04, 2011
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Karen Meech (University of Hawaii)
Nov 04, 2011
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Daniel Apai (University of Arizona)
Oct 07, 2011
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Andrew Steele (Carnegie Institution for Science)
May 06, 2011
12:00p - 2:30p
JHU Mudd Hall 101
George Cody (Carnegie Institution for Science)
Apr 08, 2011
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Andrew Knoll (Harvard University)
Mar 18, 2011
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Robert Hazen (Carnegie Institution for Science)
Feb 04, 2011
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Vikki Meadows (University of Washington)
Dec 10, 2010
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
James Kasting (Penn State University)
Nov 12, 2010
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Adam Maloof (Princeton University)
Oct 08, 2010
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Ariel Anbar (Arizona State University)
Sep 03, 2010
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Stephen Freeland (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)
Jun 18, 2010
12:00p - 2:30p
JHU Mudd Hall 101
Wes Traub (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech)
May 07, 2010
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
L. Drake Deming (NASA Goddard Center for Astrobiology)
Apr 09, 2010
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Chris McKay (NASA Ames Research Center)
Mar 05, 2010
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Olivier Mousis (Observatoire de Besançon, France)
Feb 05, 2010
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Jill Banfield (University of California, Berkeley)
Jan 08, 2010
12:00p - 2:30p
JHU Mudd Hall 101
Stephen Mojzsis (University of Colorado)
Dec 04, 2009
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Jamie Elsila Cook (GSFC/Goddard Center for Astrobiology)
Nov 06, 2009
12:00p - 2:30p
STScI Bahcall Auditorium
Matthew Pasek (University of South Florida)

Lecture Series Support

The Planets, Life, and the Universe Lecture Series is supported by the NASA Astrobiology Institute, The Space Telescope Science Institute, the Department of Biology and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences of the Johns Hopkins University, the Space Studies Initiative, and the Ernst Cloos Memorial Scholars Program.

Organizing Committee

  • J. DiRuggiero (JHU, co-chair)
  • I. N. Reid (STScI, co-chair)
  • W. Moos (JHU)
  • C. Norman (STScI)
  • H. Weaver (JHU/APL)
  • C. Neish (NASA GSFC)