Will we find life in the Universe?

Date: 
3 Mar 2021 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Online - Zoom Webinar
Audience: 
Public and students aged 11+

Registration required - please register for this event by filling out this form.

We have now detected over 4000 planets outside our solar system (exoplanets). These planets are far more varied than even those found in our solar system. These include planets orbiting two stars, super-hot gas giants, and even planets orbiting stellar remnants. Join us for a discussion of the what this diversity means for science and the chance for detecting life in the universe.

This short talk will last 15 minutes and be followed by 15 minutes for questions. This event is part of our Destination: Space programme of short talks and panel events. You can find details about our other events in this series here.

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About the speaker:

Burtie Spry - "I am a PhD student at the University of Oxford. I am working on the ground testing apparatus for an ESA mission looking at exoplanets. In my free time I enjoy being outside as much as possible. This including cycling, running and hiking."

Code of Conduct

We ask that everyone who attends this event abides by the event Code of Conduct, available here.

For more information contact: 

Helena Cotterill, Outreach Officer