Wet and dirty: the habitability of aqueous environments in the solar system

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Wet and dirty: the habitability of aqueous environments in the solar system

  • Event time: 1:00pm until 2:00pm
  • Event date: 20th May 2019
  • Speaker: (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Liquid water is a prerequisite for the existence of life, and a number of solar system bodies are now thought to be host to environments with liquid water. But while the existence of water is a necessary requirement for life, it is not necessarily sufficient, and a number of aqueous properties have been shown to control the habitability of a particular environment. In this talk, I will examine some of the aqueous environments in the solar system, and show some of my own research into the properties that might control their habitability and how best to look for life in them.

About Condensed Matter lunchtime seminars

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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