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From exoplanet atmospheres to extraterrestrial life
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主讲人: Wei WANG (中国科学院国家天文台)
地点: Remote talk
时间: 2022年12月22日(星期四)15:30—16:30
主持 联系人: Lile Wang(lilew@pku.edu.cn)
主讲人简介: Wei Wang is a research professor working at National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in 2002 and Ph.D in 2007 at Peking University in astrophysics. Then he worked as a postdoc at Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg and came back to NAOC in 2010. He was the deputy director of CAS South American Center for Astronomy from 2015 to 2021. He has been working in the field of exoplanets for many years and is specialized in the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres. He is now engaged in pushing a space mission dedicated to the characterization of Earth-like planets and the search for biosignatures in worlds other than Earth.

报告摘要Up to today, more than 5000 exoplanets have been detected and confirmed. Among them, about 60 are habitable Earth-like planets.It is expected that the ongoing and future space-borne planet survey missions including TESS, PLATOwill detect thousands of small to medium-sized planets via the transit technique, including over a hundred habitable terrestrial rocky planets.To conductadetailed atmospheric study of these terrestrial planets, particularly Earth-like planets in the habitable zones aroundsolar-likestars, the exoplanet community has proposed variousfollow-upmissions.In this talk, I will briefly summarize the main technique used for the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres, and the major results achieved so far. In addition, I will outline the currently available missions/instruments that can be used for the study of exoplanets and point out the lack of missions for the characterization of Earth 2.0 and the search forextraterrestrialbiosignaturefor the upcoming 20 years. Therefore, we proposea 6-m class UV-to-optical space telescope, a mega mission aiming to study the atmospheres of exoplanets systematically, and to look for evidence of extraterrestrial life around our solar system. I will briefly introduce the preliminary design, main scientific objectives, and current status of this mission.

主讲人简介Wei Wang is a research professor working at National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in 2002 and Ph.D in 2007 at Peking University in astrophysics. Then he worked as a postdoc at Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg and came back to NAOC in 2010. He was the deputy director of CAS South American Center for Astronomy from 2015 to 2021. He has been working in the field of exoplanets for many years and is specialized in the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres. He is now engaged in pushing a space mission dedicated to the characterization of Earth-like planets and the search for biosignatures in worlds other than Earth.

会议信息

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/86726957916?pwd=S3lCc3BGaWRDRlVKc2JsRlppM2pXdz09

Meeting ID: 867 2695 7916

Passcode: 314131

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