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Life Tile

Co-Evolution of
Life and Planet

What physical conditions does life require to start and to flourish, and where are the settings to find such conditions?

Atmosphere Tile

Planets and Atmospheres

How does life begin and evolve through its interaction with atmospheric, surface, and subsurface nutrient pathways?

Galactic Tile

The Galactic Environment

What regions of the Milky Way galaxy are most habitable for complex life?

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Graduate Student Short Talks

SEMINAR SERIES | Monday, April 29, 2024 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Portrait of Eric Hiatt

Talk 1: The Climate of Early Mars: Global Groundwater Model Based Constraints on Climatic Optimals

Eric Hiatt

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, UT Jackson School of Geosciences

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Talk 2: Protosolar D/H abundance in the coldest brown dwarf

Melanie Rowland

Graduate Research Assistant & NASA FINESST Fellow

Department of Astronomy, The University of Texas at Austin

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Trevor Wolf

Talk 3: Directly Detecting Substellar Companions Using Autoencoder Neural Networks

Trevor Wolf

Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics & Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

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