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[January 9, 2018] The 6th ELSI International Symposium Public Lecture

20180109_planetfactoryEN.jpgThe Earth Life Science Institute (ELSI) will hold the 6th ELSI International Symposium Public Lecture on January 9, 2018.

■Lecture 1
Title: Dangerous Worlds: A tour of the strangest exoplanet discoveries
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Tasker (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA)

■Lecture 2
Title: New scientific perspective from Hayabusa mission and on-going Hayabusa-2!
Speaker: Dr. Hisayoshi Yurimoto (Hokkaido University)

Details

Date

January 9, 2018(Tue)19:00~20:30 (Doors opens at 18:30)

Venue

Multi-Purpose Digital Hall at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama Campus
(Ookayama station on Tokyu line or Meguro line. 5 minute walk)

Admission Fee

Free (Prior registration is required. 100 people, on a first-come-first-served basis)

Language

Engish, Japanese (simultaneous interpretaion will be provided.)

Registration 

Prior registration is required.
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Abstracts

■Lecture 1
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.

■Lecture 2
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.

Contact

The Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI)
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email: information@elsi.jp