Seminar: Searching for the 763nm oxygen "bio-signature" with large...02-01-2020

Speaker: Ian Parry, University of Cambridge

Title: Searching for the 763nm oxygen "bio-signature" with large space telescopes.

Date/Time: January 6, 2020  /  13.40-14.30

Place: FENS G035

Abstract: I will describe what is required to take the spectra of ~100 nearby habitable Earth-like planets to see if they have the oxygen A-band bio-signature. Such a mission represents a robust and statistically significant search for exo-life. The talk will include references to proposed missions such as LUVOIR and HABEX and also describe a more affordable and potentially quicker alternative called SUPERSHARP.

Contact: Emre Erdem