!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> GSFC Seminar Series on Extrasolar Planets
Artist's Concept of a Planetary System NASA Goddard Extrasolar Planets Seminar

Thursdays, 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
GSFC Building 34 (Room W120B most weeks)


Organizers: Joe Renaud, Prabal Saxena, Erika Kohler, Thomas Fauchez, & Estelle Janin

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If you would like to give a talk, or recommend someone else as a speaker, please contact one of the hosts listed above. Also contact us if you are interested in becoming a host, we always need more volunteers!

If you'd like to schedule a time to meet with any of our speakers at GFSC, contact their host.

For more exoplanet-related talks at Goddard, see the LUVOIR Seminar Series. The seminar series is co-hosted by the GSFC Sellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration. Want to hear about even more exoplanet science? Then check out the local ChExo mini conference.
Due to COVID-19: all in-person seminars for the 2020/2021 series have been turned virtual. Please contact the host of a talk to get the login information.
Upcoming Seminars
July 8th (11am, SEEC Zoom) Xinting Yu (UC Santa Cruz) How to identify surfaces on exoplanets: without seeing them Host: Joe Renaud
July 22nd (11am, SEEC Zoom) Meredith MacGregor (U. of Colorado - Boulder) TBA Host: Joe Renaud
August 5th (11am, SEEC Zoom) Matt Clement (Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory) TBA Host: Joe Renaud
August 19th (11am, SEEC Zoom) Joshua Krissansen-Totten (UC - Santa Cruz) TBA Host: Joe Renaud
September 2nd (11am, SEEC Zoom) Shubham Kanodia (Penn State) TBD Host: Prabal Saxena
September 16th (11am, SEEC Zoom) Paolo Sossi (ETH - Zurich) Redox State of Earth's Magma Ocean and its Venus-like Early Atmosphere Host: Joe Renaud
October 28th (11am, SEEC Zoom) Denis Sergeev (University of Exeter) TBA Host: Thomas Fauchez
2021 Seminars
June 24th Tessa Fisher (ASU) What Atmospheric Chemical Reaction Network Topology Can Tell Us About Exoplanets Watch the recorded talk here.
June 10th Martina Preiner (Heinrich Heine University) The Geochemical Pattern of Biochemistry Watch the recorded talk here.
May 27th Ingo Waldmann (Uni. College London) Deep Learning Exoplanets Watch the recorded talk here.
May 13th Peter Woitke (St. Andrews University) A Simple Classification of Exoplanet Atmospheres Based on Their H-C-N-O Abundances. Watch the recorded talk here.
April 29th Michaela Walterova (DLR, Berlin) Thermal and Orbital Evolution of Terrestrial Exoplanets Watch the recorded talk here.
April 15th Tobias Meier (University of Bern) Interior Dynamics of Tidally-Locked super-Earths Watch the recorded talk here.
April 1st Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi (American Museum of Nat. History) System Architectures as Fossils of Brown Dwarf and Giant Planet Formation Watch the recorded talk here (Apologies, but the very beginning was not recorded).
March 18th Benjamin Hayworth (Penn State) Space Weather and the Origin of Life Watch the recorded talk here.
March 4th Travis Berger (University of Hawaii) Precise Demographics of Kepler Exoplanets in the Gaia Era Watch the recorded talk here.
February 4th Peter Gao (UC-Santa Cruz) Deciphering Aerosols in Exoplanet Atmospheres Recorded talk is not available, but you can find the slides here.
January 21st Arika Egan (U. of Colorado) The CUTE CubeSat Mission: Studying Exoplanet Atmospheres with Small Satellites Watch the recorded talk here.
January 7th Daniel Thorngren (U. of Montreal) Delayed Cooling and Reinflation of Hot Jupiters Watch the recorded talk here.
2020 Seminars
December 3rd Sarah Moran (JHU) Chemistry of Super-Earth and Mini-Neptune Hazes from Laboratory Experiments Watch the recorded talk here.
November 19th Kara Brugman (ASU/Carnegie) Petrological experiments to determine compositions of rocky exoplanet partial melts Recorded talk not available.
November 12th Kim Bott (UC-Riverside) The invisible giants: Signatures of hot Jupiters and smaller, cooler, worlds in polarized light Watch the recorded talk here.
October 29th Gudmundur Stefansson (Princeton) New insights into M-dwarf planetary systems with precision radial velocity facilities Watch the recorded talk here.
October 22nd Anjali Piette (Cambridge) Deciphering Thermal Emission Spectra of Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs Watch the recorded talk here.
October 15th Stephanie Olson (Purdue) Exo-oceanography and the Detectability of Exoplanet Life Watch the recorded talk here.
2019 Seminars
February 27th (12pm, E215) Amaya Moro-Martín (STScI) Interstellar objects and their potential role in planet formation Host: Prabal Saxena
February 20th (12pm, E215) Joey Taylor (UMD) Tidal Heating Effects on Habitable Zone Widths due to Non-Synchronous Spin and Eccentric OrbitsHost: Joe Renaud
February 6th (10am, E256) Matej Malik (UMD) How to quickly assess the presence of rocky planet atmosphereHost: Joe Renaud
January 31st Peter Nagler (NASA Goddard) The EXoplanet Climate Infrared TElescope (EXCITE) Host: Michael McElwain
January 27th Arpita Roy (Caltech) The Precision Radial Velocity Landscape Host: Prabal Saxena
December 12th Melinda Soares-Furtado (Princeton University) Open Cluster Variability Searches: Evasive, Invaluable Probes Host: Prabal Saxena
November 21st Petr Pokorny (CUA/NASA Goddard) Modeling our very own debris disk - how well do we know our own neighborhood and what can it tell us of its distant cousins? Host: Clément Ranc
October 17th Hannah Jang-Condell (University of Wyoming) Exoplanet Science at the University of Wyoming Host: Marc Kuchner
November 13th Peter Vickers (Durham University) Expecting the unexpected in the search for alien life Host: Prabal Saxena
November 8th Steven Silverberg (MIT Kavli Institute) New Disk-Hosting Moving Group Members from Disk Detective Host: Clément Ranc
October 3rd Sean Terry (part 1) & Ryan Felton (part 2), Catholic University of America Comparing HST Observations of Bulge Stars to Galactic Population Synthesis Models in Preparation for the WFIRST Microlensing Survey (part 1) & Study of Barnard's Star B as an Analog for Titan-like Exoplanets (part 2) Host: Joe Renaud
September 26th Gabriella Contardo (Flatiron Institute) Deep Representation Learning, Binary Stars and Anomaly Analysis (Talk jointly held with the Machine Learning Seminar Series) Host: Clément Ranc & Giada N. Arney
August 13th Yosuke Yamashiki (Kyoto University) Impact of Stellar Superflares on Planetary Habitability Host: Vladimir Airapetian
August 2nd Margaret Turnbull (SETI Institute) Imaging Exoplanets with WFIRST Host: Ravi Kopparapu
July 25th Hubert Klahr (MPIA Heidelberg) From Pebbles to Asteroids, KBOs and Planetary Embryos: Or what is the Jeans-Mass for Planetesimals? Host: Marc Kuchner
June 27th James Jackman (U. of Warwick) Finding the biggest flares from the smallest stars with the Next Generation Transit Survey Host: Allison Youngblood
June 25th Michele Silverstein (Georgia State Univ.) Sizing Up Red Dwarfs in the Solar Neighborhood Host: Joshua Schlieder
June 7th Eric Wolf (CU Boulder/LASP) Exoplanet Modeling: Adventures in the Third Dimension Host: Prabal Saxena
April 18th McCullen Sandora (University of Pennsylvania) Multiverse Predictions for Habitability Host: Clément Ranc
April 16th Geoffrey Clayton (LSU) R Coronae Borealis Stars: Products of White-Dwarf Mergers Host: Gioia Rau
April 11th Savannah Jacklin (Vanderbilt University) Using the UKIRT Microlensing Survey as a Pathfinder for WFIRST Host: Clément Ranc
March 21st Sonny Harman (Columbia University) Atmospheric Chemistry in the 3rd Dimension Host: Prabal Saxena
March 14th Erika Kohler (GSFC) Laboratory Exploration of Exoplanet Cloud Formation Host: Prabal Saxena
February 28th Kevin Stevenson (STScI) Into the Wild Green Yonder: Exoplanet Characterization in the Era of JWST Host: Prabal Saxena
February 21st Jasmeet Dhaliwal (Penn State University) Linking magmatic outgassing and atmospheric chemistry - Implications for Earth & Beyond! Host: Prabal Saxena
February 19th Francesco Tombesi (Rome University) Can Supermassive Black Holes Influence the Habitable Zone in Galaxies? Host: Clément Ranc
February 14th Alex Howe (University of Michigan) Atmosphere Retrieval of Planetary Mass Companions with the APOLLO Code Host: Michael McElwain
February 5th Joshua Blackman (University of Tasmania) Exoplanet Characterization with Microlensing and Adaptive Optics Host: Clément Ranc
2018 Seminars
December 11th Manuel Guedel (University of Vienna) Cosmic Pathways to Habitable Planets and Life Host: Vladimir Airapetian
November 15th Jacob Haqq-Misra (Blue Marble Institute) Escaping the Great Filter: The Future of Civilization and the Search for Technosignatures Host: Ravi Kumar Kopparapu
November 8th Joseph Rodriguez (Harvard-CfA) Planetary Archaeology: Connecting Observations of the Inner Regions of Planetary Systems with Formation Scenarios Host: Knicole Colón
November 6th Jonathan Fortney (University of California, Santa Cruz) New windows on Giant Planet Structure and Composition Host: Prabal Saxena
October 25th Rachael Roettenbacher (Yale) Imaging and Surveying Spotted Stars Host: Sarah Logsdon
October 18th Miguel Montargès (KU Leuven) Mass loss of evolved stars: high angular resolution results Host: Prabal Saxena
October 15th Martin Turbet (Sorbonne University / University of Chicago) Possible climates and habitability of planets orbiting very low mass stars with a Global Climate Model Host: Thomas Fauchez
September 27th Evan Rich (University of Oklahoma) A Tale of Variability: HD 163296's travels though Spatial, Spectral and Time Domains Host: Steven Silverberg
September 17th Daniel Angerhausen (Center for Space and Habitability - University of Bern, Switzerland) Understanding Alien Worlds with (flying) Telescopes and Artificial Intelligence Host: Prabal Saxena
September 13th Yutong Shan (Harvard) Unconventional uses of conventional space telescopes to crack open new parameter spaces in exoplanet science Host: Clément Ranc
August 23rd Christian Delacroix (Princeton) Exoplanet imaging techniques for NASA/WFIRST and European ELT/METIS Host: Tyler Groff
August 16th Steven Silverberg (GSFC) New Discoveries with Disk Detective: M Dwarfs, Peter Pan Disks, and More Host: Sarah Logsdon
July 19th Joseph Renaud (George Mason University) Tidally Disturbing the Question of Exoplanet Habitability Host: Prabal Saxena
July 10th Eliad Peretz and John Mather (GSFC) Remote Occulter for the 2020's (Joint Exoplanet/ASD Colloquium) Host: Clément Ranc
June 7th Michael Quinton (Edinburgh Napier University) Sonification of Exosolar Planetary Systems Host: Ravi Kopparapu
May 24th Clémence Fontanive (University of Edinburgh) Brown dwarf binaries: from statistics to formation and evolution Host: Eric Lopez
May 17th Oza Apurva (University of Bern) Distinguishing Exogenic and Endogenic Volatiles in Extrasolar Giant Planet Exospheres Host: Prabal Saxena
May 3rd Sarah Dodson-Robinson (University of Delaware) Best Practices for Ground-based Protoplanetary Disk Mass Measurements Host: Clément Ranc
April 5th Sarah Millholland (Yale) Data-Driven Dynamics of Planetary Systems Host: Elisa Quintana
March 29th Carey Lisse (JHU-APL) Recent Results from the NIR Disk Spectroscopy (NIRDS) Survey Host: Marc Kuchner
March 15th Dana Louie (UMD) Simulated JWST/NIRISS Transit Spectroscopy of Anticipated TESS Planets Compared to Select Discoveries from Space-Based and Ground-Based Surveys Host: Clément Ranc
February 20th Patrick Whelley (GSFC) Volcanoes of the Solar System with a Look to Extrasolar Planets Host: Prabal Saxena
February 13th Samuel Hadden (Harvard) Characterizing Kepler's Multi-planet Systems Host: Elisa Quintana
February 6th Peter Plavchan (George Mason) The Promise of Precise Radial Velocity Surveys for Exoplanets Host: Prabal Saxena
January 30th Alan Boss (Carnegie DTM) An Observationally Constrained Hybrid Theory of Planet Formation Host: Brian Hicks
January 23rd Jaehan Bae (Carnegie DTM) Rings, gaps, and spiral arms in protoplanetary disks: footprints of forming planets Host: Prabal Saxena
January 17th Peter Gao (UC Berkeley) Understanding Exoplanet Aerosols using Solar System Analogs Host: Prabal Saxena
January 16th Jason Wang (UC Berkeley) Finding and Characterizing Planets with the Gemini Planet Imager Exoplanet Survey Host: Avi Mandell

Seminars from Previous Years

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