Sara Seager

Mapping Nearby Stars for Habitable Exoplanets

Sara Seager

Talk: Mapping Nearby Stars for Habitable Exoplanets

Sara Seager is a professor of planetary science and physics at MIT and a contributor to a recent collection of essays on the current state of the search for life beyond Earth. Here she gives an in-depth presentation on the state of the art in detecting exoplanets, including what more we can learn about them now than we have been able to up to this point, and what the future holds for this field.

Sara Seager

Sara Seager is an astronomer, planetary scientist, and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with her work on extrasolar planets and their atmospheres. Seager was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2013 citing her work on detecting chemical signatures on exoplanet atmospheres and developing space observatories to observe planetary transits.

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