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LARMOR LECTURE - Exoplanets, on the hunt of Universal life

Mon 9 October 2017

Department of Chemistry

The Larmor Lecture by Professor Didier Queloz, Battcock Centre for Experimental Astrophysics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

The first talk in a series of lectures organised by the Cambridge Philosophical Society in the Michaelmas Term 2017.

Abstract: The present exoplanets collection is not only made of gas giants like our own Jupiter, but also includes a steeply fraction of smaller planets some believed to be of similar composition than the Earth. For some of these exoplanets basic information on their atmospheric properties have even been retrieved. These early results are paving the way for future atmospheric studies of habitable terrestrial exoplanets with the hope to obtain a solid evidence of the existence of life around another star. Confined for centuries to the category of pure speculation and philosophical debates, the existence of life outside our solar system, is at the edge of reaching the stage of a testable scientific hypothesis.

Cost: Free

Ages: 16+

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Open to all who are interested, no booking required. Entrance is free to all our Cambridge Philosophical Society Lectures. For further information please contact the Executive Secretary or visit the Society's website

Enquiries: Beverley Larner Website Email: philosoc@hermes.cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223 334743


All times

Mon 9 October 2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM


Entrance to the lecture theatre is opposite the Scott Polar Research Building, off Lensfield Road
Address: Department of Chemistry
Bristol Myers-Squibb Lecture Theatre
Lensfield Road
Telephone: +44 1223 336300
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