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STEM Ed Announcement: Physics Seminar at Amherst College
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Physics Seminar at Amherst College
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:45:11 -0500
This is not a STEM Ed. program
Contact Information is below.
Dr. Dave Spiegel, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton will give a talk on
"Worlds Around Other Stars" on February 2, 2012 - 4:45pm - 6:00pm. The talk will be
held in Merrill Science Center, Lecture Room 3 (with cookies and tea at 4:15 in room
204 Merrill). Abstract for talk:
In the last 20 years, the science of extrasolar planets has blossomed from the dream
of a few dedicated planet hunters to one of the core disciplines of astrophysics for
the foreseeable future. We have moved from the first tentative detections of planet
candidates to an era in which there are hundreds to thousands of known exoplanets.
Moreover, we are in an era of characterizing planets, learning about their
atmosphere and interior structures and compositions. I will review some highlights
of exoplanet science to-date, and discuss what factors influence the climatic
habitability of terrestrial planets around other stars.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Amherst, MA 01002
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