Events

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


Past Events

Picture of Kennda Lynch in a desert environment
January 22, 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.

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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

Watch the recorded talk.

Read the abstract

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

Watch the recorded talk.

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

Watch the recorded talk (requires UT Zoom).

Read the abstract

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

Watch the recorded talk (requires UT Zoom).


Habitability Seminar Archive