6.00pm to 7.15pm, Friday 20 January
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Earth is our home, but is it a particularly special planet? In the past 20 years, more than 3000 other planets have been discovered in distant solar systems, but little is known about them. What are they made of? What’s their weather like there? Are they habitable? Join astrophysicist Giovanna Tinetti to explore these new worlds, and our Earth’s place in the universe.
This talk is particularly suitable for ages 7+.
Giovanna Tinetti is Professor of Astrophysics at University College London and a Royal Society University Research Fellow.
She is the Principal Investigator of ARIEL, one of the three candidates for the European Space Agency's next medium-class (M4) science mission and Science Lead for the Twinkle space mission, designed to investigate the atmospheric composition and temperature of exoplanets.
Select appointments and achievements include Principal Investigator of the European Research Council-funded program “Exo-Lights”, co-editor of planetary journal ICARUS and Institute of Physics Moseley medal 2011 for pioneering the use of IR transmission spectroscopy for molecular detection in exoplanet atmospheres.
Awarded a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Turin in Italy, Giovanna has continued her academic career as NASA Astrobiology Institute/NRC fellow at Caltech/JPL and then as European Space Agency external fellow in Paris, before moving to London in 2007 to coordinate a research team on extrasolar planets at UCL.
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