Astrobiology and Planetary Exploration (APEX) Meeting Programme

All meetings this term will be at 13:00 on Thursdays in the Pearson Lecture Theatre (G22 on the ground floor of the UCL Pearson Building)

13 October       Dr Simon Drake (BBK) and Evidence for meteorite impact triggering Palaeogene volcanism on the Isle of Skye, and
      Dr Andy Beard (BBK)      the wider North Atlantic Igneous Province
20 October       Prof Hilary Downes (BBK) An alternative paradigm for planetesimals
27 October       Dr Dominic Papineau (UCL) The biosignatures of putrefaction after global oxidation events
03 November       Angelos Tsiaras (UCL) Revealing the atmospheres of exoplanets with the Hubble Space Telescope
      Giuseppe Morello (UCL) Searching for molecules in exoplanet atmospheres through infrared differential photometry and spectroscopy
10 November       Dr Nick Lane (UCL) The origins of heredity in protocells
17 November       Matthew Dodd (UCL) Early life in Earth's oldest hydrothermal vent deposits
      Ravindra Desai (MSSL) Cassini observations of complex organic molecules in Titan's upper atmosphere
24 November       Alfiah Putri (MSSL) Mapping changes over the Martian South Polar Residual Cap
      Ian Crawford (BBK) The scientific benefits of a space economy
01 December       Peter Fawdon (BBK) Looking for life on Mars: Understanding the ExoMars landing sites
      Roger Stabbins (MSSL) Multi-spectral imaging with ExoMars PanCam
08 December       Dr Jennifer Harris (BBK) Searching for Mars in Utah: MURFI, a recent UK Mars rover simulation in the Utah desert
15 December       Annahita Nezami (City University)   The therapeutic value of viewing the Earth from space
      Prof Ian Crawford (BBK) Widening perspectives: The intellectual and social benefits of astrobiology (regardless of whether extraterrestrial life is discovered or not)