YPPDO Seminar and Q&A session with NASA Scientist, Ravi Kumar Kopparapu, PhD
When: Friday, April 2nd, 2021 at 1pm - 2pm
Description: Please join us for a virtual seminar and Q&A session with Ravi Kumar Kopparapu (PhD, Louisiana State University). He will be giving a talk titled, “The search for habitable worlds, and a science career.” Dr. Kopparapu is currently a research scientist at NASA Goddard in Greenbelt, MD. His interests are in extrasolar planet habitability, atmosphere modeling and characterization. Specifically, he uses 1-dimensional and 3-dimensional climate and photochemical models to determine the conditions needed for a terrestrial planet to sustain liquid water on its surface. Life, as we know it, requires liquid water; therefore, finding worlds around other stars and identifying the signatures of surface water can potentially allow us to discover extraterrestrial life.
The format will be Dr. Kopparapu’s talk for the first half, followed by an open Q&A session where you will be able to ask questions and chat with him.
Host: Yale Physics Professional Development Organization
Sponsored by: Yale Department of Physics and the Yale Wright Laboratory
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