2015 Sagan/Michelson Fellows Symposium

May 7-8, 2015

4th floor conference room, Keith Spalding building

California Institute of Technology

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General Information

The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) will host the Sagan/Michelson Fellows Symposium on May 7-8, 2015 at Caltech. Everyone is welcome to attend and listen to current and past Sagan/Michelson graduate student and postdoctoral fellows present their current or past research results and highlight many of their cutting-edge efforts. All interested parties are welcome to attend. The last Fellows Symposium was held in November 2012.

Symposium Registration and Abstract Submission

There is no registration fee for the symposium, however we ask that all attendees to register for planning purposes. Click here to register and to submit your abstract (deadline for abstract submission is March 27).

Agenda and Information for Speakers

The agenda is now posted! In addition to presentations by current and past Sagan and Michelson Fellows, we will have keynote presentations by Prof. Jill Tarter (SETI Institute) who will speak on how exoplanet science is affecting the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), and the JPL Mars Science Lab Project Scientist, Dr. Ashwyn Vasavada who will speak on recent results from Mars, including the methane detections that were announced in December 2014.

  • Abstract Submission Deadline March 27 - please submit your abstract through the registration page .

  • Presentation Submission Page - please upload your talk by May 4 so they can be posted online before the symposium.
  • Attendee List (click to view)

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    last updated Feb. 19, 2015