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

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Past Events

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May 10, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Lunar Magnetism

Sonia Tikoo-Schantz
Assistant Professor
Department of Geophysics
Stanford University
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April 26, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Magmatic controls on atmosphere oxygenation

Chenguang Sun
Assistant Professor
Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin
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April 12, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Small bodies are suppliers, builders, and destroyers of habitability: Understanding their contributions to the lunar surface ice evolution and preventing their impacts on the Earth

Masatoshi Hirabayashi
Assistant Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Department of Geosciences
Auburn University
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March 22, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Anticipating exoplanet biosignatures with coupled atmosphere-interior evolution models

Josh Krissansen-Totton
NASA Sagan Fellow
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of California, Santa Cruz
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March 1, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Geothermal Energy in the Outer Solar System

Dr. Ken Wisian
Associate Director, Environmental Division
Bureau of Economic Geology

Research Scientist, Center for Space Research
Cockrell School of Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
February 8, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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A Matter of Time: The Coupled Role of Stellar Abundances, Exoplanet Radiogenic Heat Budgets and Climatic Evolution

Cayman Unterborn
Research Scientist
Southwest Research Institute

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January 25, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Information Storage in Abiotic Sequence-Defined Polymers – Their Potential for Replication and in Seeking Molecular Complexity

Eric Anslyn
Professor, Department of Chemistry
College of Natural Sciences

University of Texas at Austin

Habitability Seminar Archive