Lecture March 21 “Exoplanet Surprises”

Science at Cal Lecture Series

Exoplanet Surprises

with Dr. Rebekah Dawson

Saturday March 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM
100  Genetics & Plant Biology, UC Berkeley
Over the past couple decades, thousands of extra-solar planets have been discovered orbiting other stars, and surveys have shown that planets orbiting other stars are very common. In this public lecture, I will talk about the exoplanet discoveries that have surprised us most, what these discoveries have told us about how planetary systems form and evolve, and how our solar system fits into the landscape of planetary systems throughout our Milky Way galaxy.
Kapler Orrery

Kepler Planets

Rebekah Dawson

Dr. Rebekah Dawson

Dr. Rebekah Dawson is a Miller Fellow in the Astronomy Department at Berkeley. Her research focuses on the formation and evolution of planetary systems. She received her PhD from Harvard University.   This free public talk is presented as part of the monthly Science at Cal Lecture Series Event Contact: scroft@astro.berkeley.edu