Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System
Friday, 2019/12/06, 08:30
The discovery of planets orbiting other stars, known as exoplanets, is now routinely reported by scientists. In recognition of the importance of this field, the Hans Sigrist Foundation is awarding its 2019 Hans Sigrist Prize to a distinguished exoplanet scientist: Professor Ignas Snellen (Leiden University). The 2019 Hans Sigrist Symposium features a series of talks with Q&A on the past, present, and future of exoplanet science.
|Event organizer:||Hans Sigrist Foundation and Center for Space and Habitability (CSH), both at University of Bern|
|Speaker:||Kevin Heng, Ignas Snellen, Raphael Sznitman, Susanne Wampfler (full list below).|
|Time:||08:30 - 17:00|
Lecture Hall A-003|
open to the public|
free of charge
08:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
08:30 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
09:00 a.m. – 09:05 a.m.
Prof. Dr. Norbert Trautmann, Hans Sigrist Foundation, University of Bern
Opening of Symposium
09:05 a.m. – 09:10 a.m.
Prof. Dr. Kevin Heng, Center of Space and Habitability CSH, University of Bern
Explanation of 2019 Hans Sigrist Prize by Prize Committee Chair
09:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Prof. Dr. Ignas Snellen, Leiden University
The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Prof. Dr. Kevin Heng, CSH, University of Bern
On Abraham Flexner’s The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Prof. Dr. Susanne Wampfler, CSH, University of Bern
The Building Blocks of Life in Space
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Adam Burgasser, UC-San Diego + on sabbatical at CSH
Demographics of Exoplanets: From Hot Jupiters to Earth 2.0
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Douglas Lin, UC-Santa Cruz
Nature Versus Nurture in Exoplanets
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Brice-Olivier Demory, CSH, University of Bern
From the Remote Sensing of Life to Enhanced Brain Cancer Diagnosis
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Erb, Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern
A Chemo-Ecological Perspective of Life
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Raphael Sznitman, ARTORG, University of Bern
The Age of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Panel discussion involving all speakers