Lecture Weds 20th January, 7.30 p.m. - Dr Heather Cegla (QUB) - "Discovering Alien Worlds"

Dr Heather Cegla

This talk, by Dr Heather Cegla, of the Astrophysics Research Centre at QUB, will give a brief overview of the first ever confirmation of planets outside our solar system, the two main exoplanet detection methods, some stumbling blocks on the pathway to confirming an extra-solar Earth-analogue (which is her area of expertise), and discuss some prospects for the future and the efforts we’re taking to discover habitable alien worlds.