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. It is supported by the NASA Astrobiology Program, the Space Telescope Science Institute, the Department of Biology, the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Biophysics, the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Johns Hopkins University, and the Ernst Cloos Memorial Fund from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences of Johns Hopkins University.
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.
Organizing committee: Jocelyne DiRuggiero, Stephen Fried, Maya Gomes, Amaya Moro-Martin, and Ben Pearce.
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October 6, 2023 Lectures
We are now one full year into the era of JWST, NASA’s flagship observatory and the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. Exoplanet characterization has historically been dominated by space-based...
Rise of the Glass Animals (and Protozoans): Tracking the Paleozoic Transformation of the Silica Cycle by BiomineralizersNovember 3, 2023 Lectures
Phanerozoic oceans have witnessed the transformation of the marine silica cycle from a system primarily controlled by abiotic precipitation reactions to one in which silica biomineralization (by diatoms)...
December 1, 2023 Lectures
The advent of the Artificial Intelligence era has granted us unprecedented access to protein structural data. How did nature discover folded proteins more than 3 billion years ago? How do new protein structures...
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