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2012 Sagan/Michelson Fellows Symposium

November 8-9, 2012

Hameetman Auditorium, Cahill

California Institute of Technology

2012 Fellows Symposium Attendees

General Information

The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) will host the Sagan/Michelson Fellows Symposium on November 8-9, 2012 at Caltech. The symposium is for current and past Sagan/Michelson graduate student and postdoctoral fellows to present current or past research results and will highlight many of their cutting-edge efforts. All interested parties are welcome to attend. The last Fellows Symposium was held in November 2009.

Symposium Registration and Abstract Submission

There is no registration fee for the symposium, however we ask that all those who will attend register for planning purposes. Click here to register and to submit your abstract (deadline for abstract submission is Oct. 4).

Agenda and Information for Speakers

The agenda is now available! We will have a panel on Career Paths/Transitions and two keynote speakers, Professor Peter Goldreich of Caltech and the Institute of Advanced Study and Professor John Grotzinger of Caltech, the project scientist for the Mars Science Laboratory, who will speak on early results from the Curiosity Mars rover.

Financially supported travelers must follow the Travel Guidelines and stay at the symposium hotel. Financially supported travelers will receive contact information for the NExScI administrative support person who will be helping with their reimbursement

Symposium Dinner! There will be a symposium dinner at on Thursday evening Nov. 8 at Porto Alegre restaurant in Pasadena. The dinner is free for speakers and $50 for others and guests. Please RSVP for the dinner to if you plan to attend.

Confirmed Speakers and Fellowship Project Title

Attendee List

Names will be posted as people register.

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last updated Oct. 12, 2012