Inaugural Oxford Network for Planets in the Universe Distinguished Lecture

Date: 
8 Nov 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Room: 
Lindemann Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

Title: Getting to know alien worlds: Characterizing exoplanets from the ground and from space

Registration is required (no registration fee) Link to registration page

Time: 5 pm (to be seated by 4.50pm) on 8th November 2017

Place: Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics

A drinks reception including light refreshments will follow the event

Description: This lecture will be accessible to the general scientifically literate public, as well as containing enough exciting leading-edge material to engage the attention of experts in the field. Prof. Jayawardhana investigates the origins and diversity of planetary systems and the prospects for life in the universe, using many of the world’s largest telescopes. A prolific researcher with more than 120 scientific papers to his credit, his discoveries have garnered widespread attention. Ray is also an award-winning writer and author of popular books. He speaks regularly to a broad range of audiences, and makes frequent media appearances. More information on Prof. Jayawardhana can be found at http://www.drrayjay.net/ .

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