Searching for Signs of Life Beyond the Solar System with the Coming Generation of ELTs

Data: 
09/08/2017 - 14:00 - 15:00
Local: 
Auditório IAG, Bloco G

Searching for Signs of Life Beyond the Solar System with the Coming Generation of ELTs

 

Andrew Szentgyorgyi

Center for Astrophysics

 

The recent discovery of numerous planetary system orbiting stars beyond the Solar system begs the obvious question - do any of those planets harbor biotic system? The discovery of exobiotic activity is a crucial stepping stone to searching for intelligent life on planets orbiting stars other than the Sun. In this talk I discuss the challenges and opportunities for search for exobiota, enabled by the extremely large apertures of the ELTs and related issues.