The Earth Life Science Institute (ELSI) will hold the 6th ELSI International Symposium Public Lecture on January 9, 2018.
Title: Dangerous Worlds: A tour of the strangest exoplanet discoveries
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Tasker (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA)
Title: New scientific perspective from Hayabusa mission and on-going Hayabusa-2!
Speaker: Dr. Hisayoshi Yurimoto (Hokkaido University)
Title：Dangerous Worlds: A tour of the strangest exoplanet discoveries
Speaker： Dr. Elizabeth Tasker (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA)
Around our neighouring stars, huge Jupitar-sized planets snuggle closer to their star than Marcury. Tatooine worlds cirle multiple suns, while rogue planets float in darkness with no sun at all. Let's take a look at worlds more extreme than anything in science fiction and ask if any could be called home.
Elizabeth Tasker is an associate professor at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science and affiliated scientist at the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology. Her research explores the formation of stars and planets using computer simulations to follow their evolution and additionally, to hunt down patterns within large data sets. She is a keen science communicator and writes regularly for the media on exoplanets. Her popular science book, 'The Planet Factory' was published last autumn.
Title：New scientific perspective from Hayabusa mission and on-going Hayabusa-2!
Speaker : Dr. Hisayoshi Yurimoto (Hokkaido University)
Spacecraft Hayabusa has returned to Earth with samples from asteroid Itokawa. Now that these samples have been delivered to international researchers, may new papers are being published in scientific journals. In this talk, the current findings from Itokawa and hte presenet status of the Hayabusa-2 mission are explained.
Hisayoshi Yurimoto has been a professor of geochemistry at Graduate school of Science, Hokkaido University. He also has been a head of Astromaterials Science Research Group at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, since 2016. He is interested in the origin and evolution of the solar system and developing new research methods to study extraterrestrial materials.