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2019 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop

Astrobiology for Astronomers

July 15-19, 2019
Hosted by The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute
Hameetman Auditorium, Cahill Building, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

View presentations from previous summer workshops on the Sagan Exoplanet Workshop YouTube Channel


The 2019 Sagan Summer Workshop will focus on astrobiology. It will feature introductions on the formation of Earth and terrestrial planets, their evolution over time, current geochemical cycles on Earth, and the emergence of life on Earth. Our knowledge of Exo-Earths will be reviewed, including demographics, composition, atmospheric signatures, and comparison with Earth. Detection of biosignatures, with an emphasis on false positives and false negatives, will also be discussed. Attendees will participate in hands-on group projects related to astrobiology and will have the opportunity to present their own work through short presentations (research POPs) and posters.

The Sagan Summer Workshops are aimed at graduate and post doctoral level students, however anyone who is interested in learning more about the field is welcome to attend.

NASA attendees must forecast their attendance by the May 16 deadline.

We ask all participants to follow this Code of Conduct.



Scientific Organizing Committee
Local Organizing Committee

Steve Desch, Chair (ASU)

Elise Furlan (Caltech/IPAC-NExScI)

Chas Beichman (Caltech/IPAC-NExScI)

Alice Hang (Caltech/IPAC-NExScI)

Paul Falkowski (Rutgers)

Ellen O'Leary (Caltech/IPAC-NExScI)

Dawn Gelino (IPAC/NExScI)

Stephen Kane (UC Riverside)

Niki Parenteau (NASA Ames)

Aki Roberge (NASA GSFC)

David Stevenson (Caltech)



Click here for information and presentations from previous summer workshops.

Questions or to be added to our announcement email list? Sagan_Workshop@ipac.caltech.edu


(last updated January 18th, 2019 09:47:06)