Astrobiology Colloquium

UWAB hosts a biannual colloquium series every spring and fall, featuring speakers from both UW and other institutions presenting on a wide range of astrobiology related topics. Here, you can find the schedule for upcoming colloquia and seminars, as well as an archive of abstracts and live recordings of past events.
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Welcome to the 2018 Spring Astrobiology Colloquium Series!


All Presentations this Quarter will be Held on Tuesdays at 3pm in the

Physics and Astronomy Auditorium (PAA) Room A102


Date Speaker Title of Talk

Mackenzie Day

Dune Casts Preserved by Partial Burial: The first identification of “ghost dune” pits on Mars

Dominic Sivitilli

Andrew Lincowski

Anna Simpson

Ben Miller

Distributed Cognition in an Alternative Model for Intelligence


Evolved Climates and Observational Discriminants for the TRAPPIST-1 Planetary System


The microbial communities in snowfield sediments at Muir Snowfields and Sahale Glacier


Partial food web support by methane in a large tropical lake (Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia)


Josh Krissansen-Totton

Brett Morris

The detectability of biosignatures in anoxic atmospheres with the James Webb Space Telescope  


Shampoo for SHAMU: Digital Holographic Microscopy for Astrobiology


Niki Parenteau

Does Archean haze enhance the survival of surface-dwelling photosynthetic microbes?

Rika Anderson

Genomic memories of the past: Using microbial genomics to examine the co-evolution of Earth and life


Evgenya Shkolnik

Probing the High-Energy Radiation Environment of Exoplanets around Low-Mass Stars with Large and Small Space Telescopes

5/15/2018 Carrie Albertin

Making an octopus: Conservation, convergence, and novelty in cephalopod embryology


Sarah Stewart Johnson

Agnostic Approaches to Life Detection

Tara Djokic

Life in Archean hot springs and implications for astrobiology



Archived Presentations:


Missed the last seminar series? See our archive for abstracts and video recordings of all past talks from 2003 - Present.