Exoplanets, on the hunt of Universal Life

Exoplanets, on the hunt of Universal life

Prof. Didier Queloz
Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Lundi 7 Mai 2018 à 17h30
Université de Genève, Bâtiment Sciences III
Auditoire A150 

After more than 20 years of amazing discoveries, the present exoplanets collection is not only made of gas giant planets but includes also a significant number of smaller palnets some beleive ti be similar conposition than the Earth.

For some of these exoplanets basic information on their atmospheric properties have even been retrieved. The recent detection of the Trappist-1 planetary system paves the way for future atmospheric studies of habitable terrestrial exoplanets.

Confined for centuries to the category of pure speculation and philosophical debates, the existence of life outside our solar system, is at the edge of reaching the stage of a testable scientific hypothesis.


7 mai 2018