Unable to attend next week’s “Search For Life Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets, Biosignatures and Instruments” conference in Tucson, AZ? Pose questions to conference headliners at one of three “Virtual Coffee Breaks” to be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday March 18, 19 and 20 12:15-12:45 MST.  Sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Institute.

 

Coffee Break Website: http://goo.gl/2zde5d

Conference website: http://www.ebi2014.org

 

Panel Descriptions

 

Tuesday, March 18

12:15-12:45MST                                         

 

Topic: “Reinventing Goldilocks: Exoplanet Habitability and Biosignatures”

Organizer: Kate Follette, University of Arizona (kfollette@as.arizona.edu)

 

Panelists:

Dr. Sara Seager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Victoria Meadows, University of Washington

Dr. Lynn Rothschild, Brown University

Dr. John Baross, University of Washington

 

Wednesday, March 19

12:15-12:45MST

 

Topic: “Toward Pale Blue Dots: The Future of Habitable Exoplanet Detection”

Organizer: Kate Follette, University of Arizona (kfollette@as.arizona.edu)

 

Panelists:

Dr. Natalie Batalha, NASA Ames

Dr. Olivier Guyon, University of Arizona/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Dr. George Ricker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Thursday, March 20

12:15-12:45MST

 

Topic: “Fermi Paradox or Science Fiction Reality: The Future of the Search for Life in the Universe”

Organizer: Kate Follette, University of Arizona (kfollette@as.arizona.edu)

 

Panelists:

Dr. Jill Tarter, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Dr. Rory Barnes, University of Washington

Dr. Wesley Traub, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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