The weekly astrobiology seminar features speakers from astronomy, earth science, and biology who share their research with an equally diverse audience.
Upcoming Astrobiology Seminars
Astrobiology Seminar: Meech
Paul Weissman: Rosetta Comet Rendezvous Mission
Alain Khayat: Multi-band search for active release of volcanic gases on Mars
Origin and Activation of Main Belt Comets
Speaker: Steve Mojzsis
Title: The Hadean Earth vs. The Origin of Life
Speaker: Norbert Schorghofer
Title: Ceres, Ice, and the DAWN mission
Speaker: Mike Mottl
Title: Is plate tectonics necessary for planetary habitability? Pt 2
Kaluna & Gasda
Speaker: Karen Meech
Title: The Proteus Mission: Origin of Habitable Worlds
Speaker: Mike Mottl
Title: Is plate tectonics necessary for planetary habitability?
Speaker: Andrew Howard
Title: Rise of the Super-Earths
Speaker: Jeff Kuhn
Speaker: Jonathan Williams
Title: Astrobiology and ALMA
Speaker: Hope Ishii, HIGP
Title: Detection of water and organics in extraterrestrial materials at the nanometer scale
Speakers: Matthew Abplanalp, Heather Kaluna, and Andrew Turner
Speaker: Jeff Taylor
Title: Volatile Element Inventory in Mars, and a bit about the Moon
Title: Short Talks
Speaker: Robert McMahon
Title: Mechanistic Organic Chemistry of Relevance to the Interstellar Medium
Title: Thermodynamic Niches for Water Ice in the Inner Solar System
Speaker: Svetlana Berdyugina
Title: Global Warming as a Marker of Earth-like Extrasolar Civilizations
Speaker: Jacqueline Keane
Title: Catastrophic Disruption of Comet ISON
Speaker: Bo Reipurth
Title: Freefloating Planets
Speaker: Sean Jungbluth
Title: Microbial diversity in anoxic, subseafloor basaltic fluids
Speaker: Jason Leigh, University of Hawaii
Title: Advanced Visualization Instrumentation
Speaker: Shiv Sharma
Title: Remote Time-Resolved Raman and Laser-Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Planetary Exploration
Speaker: Brant Jones
Department of Chemistry
Title: Detection of Large Complex Organics via Reflectron Time-of-Flight Mass Spectroscopic Analysis of Ices Exposed to Ionizing Radiation
Speaker: Joseph Smyth
Title: Water in planetary interiors
- Remote participation by Polycom: 220.127.116.11##2701
- Remote participation with Zoom:
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- The seminar organizer for the Spring ’17 semester is Karen Meech, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thank you for presenting in our seminar!
- The talks are scheduled for 45 minutes, followed by questions.
- The audience is exceptionally diverse, and it is good to begin with a basic introduction and speak at a level intelligible to graduate students in any field of science.
- Please send a title and an abstract.
- The seminar room is equipped with an LCD projector, which can be connected to our seminar room computer or to your laptop.
- We use Zoom to broadcast the seminar to off-island attendees. We can load the presentation onto a dedicated presenting computer that runs Microsoft Windows, with Powerpoint 2007, or you can download the free Zoom App and present from your own computer. Please bring a VGA adapter.
- Graduate students in any field of science can enroll in Astronomy 740 to receive 1 credit.
- A small assignment will be due at the end of the semester. Details will be made available to students.