Public Lecture: "Searching for Habitable Worlds and Life in the Universe with Optics"

    Public Lecture: "Searching for Habitable Worlds and Life in the Universe with Optics"
    Date: 
    Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: 
    Integrative Learning Center Auditorium 120
    Registration: 

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Description: 

    Olivier Guyon holds a joint faculty appointment in astronomy and optical sciences at the University of Arizona and serves as a project scientist at the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii. He recently received a MacArthur Fellowship for his work in advancing technologies that enable direct imaging of alien worlds orbiting stars in our galaxy. This talk will describe the technical challenges, share the excitement about what has been achieved and discuss future possibilities for ground-based and space-based telescopes. 

    Speaker Bio(s): 

    Olivier Guyon holds a joint faculty appointment in astronomy and optical sciences at the University of Arizona and serves as a project scientist at the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii. He recently received a MacArthur Fellowship for his work in advancing technologies that enable direct imaging of alien worlds orbiting stars in our galaxy.

    Travel and Lodging: 

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