Sara Walker will be giving a seminar titled "Quantifying the Transition from Non-Living to Living Matter" as part of the Earths in Other Solar Systems Origins Seminar series at Steward Observatory Mon. Nov. 23rd!
The SESE New Discoveries Lecture Series is designed to bring the exciting scientific work of SESE to the general public in a series of informative and up-to-date evening lectures.
On November 19, join Assistant Professor Sara Imari Walker for her lecture titled "Astrobiology and the Search for Life."
What this lecture is about:
We have long wondered whether or not we are alone in the universe. While we have made significant advances in astrobiology in recent years, we still do not have an answer to the question "Are We Alone?". A definitive answer will only come either from the discovery of alien life, or by uncovering universal principles governing the origin of life such that we might be able to say something meaningful about life arising on other planets. Either of these discoveries would be a tremendous feat – the origin of life remains one of the great open questions in science, and the prospect of identifying alien life on other worlds remains a stubborn challenge. In this talk, I will explore what it may take to address the question “Are we alone?” and what we are doing in SESE to meet the challenge.
Where to go
The Marston Exploration Theater is located on the first floor of ASU's Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), the home of the School of Earth and Space Exploration. ISTB 4 (map) is located near the intersection of Rural and Terrace Road in Tempe on the east side of campus. This seven-story structure is ASU’s largest research facility and is accessible on foot via Orange Street and McCallister Ave. If arriving by Light Rail, exit at the University and Rural Road stop.
Parking is available inside the Rural Road parking structure just east of ISTB 4. From the parking structure, walk west and enter ISTB 4 through the glass doors on the north side of the building. Please note that a parking fee is charged upon exit. There is additional pay parking directly south of ISTB 4 available for $2 / hour. There is an automated payment registration kiosk on the parking lot's west side (the corner near the building).
When to arrive
Guests are recommended to show up by 6:30 p.m. to gain entry into the theater. At 7:15 p.m. any remaining seats will be released to first come/first served at the door.
You may contact the SESE Education Public Outreach team at: SESE-Outreach@asu.edu
Sara Imari Walker