Welcome to the Spring 2019 Autumn Astrobiology Colloquium Series!

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.   If you would like to be notified about upcoming events, you can request to be added to our events mailing list.   You can also watch a live broadcast of our events by logging in remotely during the scheduled colloquium time!

**All Presentations this Quarter will be Held on Tuesdays at 3pm in the Physics and Astronomy Auditorium (PAA) Room A118**


Date Speaker Title of Talk
4/2/2019 Hilke Schlichting
University of California, Los Angeles, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Dept.  
"Atmospheric accretion, evolution and loss of super-Earths, sub-Neptunes and terrestrial planets"
4/9/2019 Matt Pasek 
University of Southern Florida, School of Geosciences
"When molecules matter: Phosphorus and its sources on the early earth"
4/16/2019Kevin Zahnle 
NASA Ames Research Center
"Xenon: King of the Gases"
4/23/2019
Ken Williford
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Deputy Project Scientist, Mars 2020 Mission, and Astrobiogeochemistry Lab Director
"The Mars 2020 Rover Mission"
4/30/2019
Woody Fischer
California Institute of Technology, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences
“Photosynthesis, a Planetary Revolution”
5/7/2019
Jonathan Marshal
Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics
 "Multi-wavelength Aperture Polarimetry of Circumstellar Debris Discs"
5/14/2019
Kathleen Mandt
Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory, Chief Scientist
"Tracing Formation and Evolution of Outer Solar System Bodies through Stable Isotopes and Noble Gas Abundances"
5/21/2019
Jana Meixnerova &
Michael Kipp
UW Department of Earth & Space Sciences
Astrobiology Research Rotation Presentations
5/27/2019Britney Schmidt 
Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  "Getting Under Europa's Skin"


Archived Presentations:

Missed the last seminar series? See our archive for abstracts and video recordings of all past talks from 2003 – Present.  We’ve also begun recording our presentations and hosting them on YouTube