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Events at the Center for Planetary Systems Habitability bridge disciplines and bring together scientists and researchers from across campus.

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Upcoming Events

Events are hosted on Mondays from 1 to 2 pm. To join the live seminars please contact: David Goldstein.


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Past Events

Kirk Scanlan Westernalbamons Positivepowerdifferential Maps
May 9, 2022 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Mapping Buried Martian Lava Tubes through Orbital Radar Sounding

Kirk Scanlan

Postdoctoral Researcher

National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark

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Hesse figure
April 25, 2022 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Downward oxidant transport through Europa’s ice shell by density-driven brine percolation

Marc Hesse

Associate Professor

Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

To join the seminar online contact David Goldstein.

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March 21, 2022 1:00pm – 2:00pm

NASA’s next Great Observatory: a large, UV/Optical/Near-IR telescope capable of characterizing nearby habitable worlds

Scott Gaudi

Thomas Jefferson Professor for Discovery and Space Exploration

Department of Astronomy

Ohio State University

To join the seminar online contact David Goldstein.

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February 28, 2022 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Landscape evolution and the early Mars hydroclimate: constraints from paleolake and valley morphologies

Gaia Stucky de Quay

Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Fellow

Harvard University

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February 14, 2022 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Beyond Miller–Urey: Pathways to Life in Prebiotically Relevant Environments using Plasmas

Thomas C. Underwood

Assistant Professor

UT Austin, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

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Picture of Kennda Lynch in a desert environment
January 24, 2022 1:00pm – 2:00pm

What Lies Beneath: The Importance of Groundwater Influenced Subsurface Habitats in the Search for Life on Mars

Kennda Lynch

Staff Scientist

Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)
Universities Space Research Association

Talk not recorded.

Wittenmyer Seminar Image
November 22, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Mass measurements and rescue of planets using a fully dedicated Australian observatory

Rob Wittenmyer, Professor
(MINiature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array
) MINERVA-Australis Observatory
University of Southern Queensland, Australia

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John Lassiter
November 8, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Three billion years of seawater evolution – How continental growth, weathering, climate swings, and the colonization of land have impacted seawater composition, and what this tells us about Earth’s homeostasis

John Lassiter, Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin

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Lander Seminar
October 18, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Value of Building a Texas Astrobiology Community

Charity Phillips-Lander

Senior Research Scientist, Astrobiology
Space Science and Engineering Division
Southwest Research Institute

Talk not recorded.

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September 27, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Ultrasensitive Detection of Trace Chiral Prebiotic Molecules

Zilong Wu, Postdoctoral Fellow
Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering
Cockrell School of Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

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Lin Seminar With Title
September 13, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Energy Sources Powering the Geodynamo

Jung-Fu “Afu” Lin, Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin

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Habitability Seminar Archive