The 7th ELSI International Symposium Public Lecture will be held as follows.
Title: The Forefront of Solar System Exploration -Seeking New Encounters-
Date: Tue, January 8, 2019, 19:00 - 20:30 (Doors open at 18:30)
Venue: Digital Hall, West Bldg. 9, Ookayama-campus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
(Ookayama station, Tokyu Oimachi/Mguro Line, 3 min. walk)
Sponsor: The Earth-Life Science Institute(ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology
Yasuhito Sekine (ELSI, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
"Searching for life beyond Earth in the Solar System"
Linda T. Elkins-Tanton (NASA/Arizona State University)
"The NASA Psyche mission: Journey to a Metal World"
Fee: Free (Prior Registration Required: first 250 people)
Language: Japanese/English (Simultaneous Interpretation)
Title: Searching for life beyond Earth in the Solar System
Abstract: Is there life beyond Earth? Until now, we know that there are multiple bodies that possess(ed) oceans and atmospheres in our Solar System. The Mars rover has been running on a muddy ground, where a lake existed in ancient times. The Saturn's orbiter has analyzed seawater erupting from its icy moon. In this talk, I will introduce recent advances of our trials for searching for life in the Solar System.
Speaker: Yasuhito Sekine
Biography: Born in Tokyo in 1978. Bc. from Univ. of Tokyo in 2001, PhD. from Univ. of Tokyo in 2006. He was in Univ. of Tokyo, as an Assistant Professor (2006-2011), a Senior Lecturer (2011-2014), and an Associate Professor (2014-2018), and is now a Professor of ELSI, Tokyo Tech.
Title: The NASA Psyche mission: Journey to a Metal World
Abstract: Humankind is compelled to explore, and there are few kinds of bodies in our solar system we have not visited. We have visited rocky planets, and icy moons, and gas giants. But we have never yet visited a metal world. The NASA Psyche mission will be the first, when we reach the asteroid (16) Psyche. In this talk I will introduce what is known and what is hypothesized about Psyche, and discuss how we are progressing with this mission.
Speaker: Linda T. Elkins-Tanton
Biography: Prof. Linda T. Elkins-Tanton is the Principal Investigator of the NASA Psyche mission, Director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and of the Interplanetary Initiative at ASU, and co-founder of Beagle Learning, a tech company training and measuring collaborative problem-solving and critical thinking. She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from MIT.