This lecture is part of the free and open to the public lecture series for the Royal Astronomical Society's bicentenary celebrations and will take place online.
We are offering the talk twice in the same day to best fit your schedule. To register via Eventbrite, please choose time below:
Searching for Earth 2.0
The discovery of exoplanets -- planets orbiting stars other than the Sun -- was one of the most exciting discoveries of the 20th Century. In this talk, Matt Bothwell will discuss the search for exoplanets, the quest to understand their properties, and the implications for one of the most important questions of all — whether we are alone in the Universe.
About the speaker:
Matt Bothwell is the Outreach Facilitator at the Institute of Astronomy at the the University of Cambridge. He obtained his Master’s degree at the University of Southampton, while carrying out research at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics. He then returned to the UK in 2007, completing his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2011. Matt is a science communicator who gives astronomy talks and lectures on almost any area of astronomy to a wide range of ages. When he is not doing outreach, Matt is an observational astronomer, who uses a range of state-of-the-art observing facilities to study the evolution of galaxies across cosmic time.