Search for Extraterrestrial Life Think Tank – Europa & Enceladus

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Search for Extraterrestrial Life Think Tank – Europa & Enceladus

The one-day conference, held at St Hugh’s College, Oxford on the 11th of July 2015, seeks to bring together top researchers in astrobiology, astronautics, geochemistry, biology and polar science to discuss the investigation, strategies and challenges involved in the exploration of the oceans of the moons Europa and Enceladus. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Alex Rogers, Professor of Conservation Biology at the Department of Zoology, Somerville College, University of Oxford
  • Dr Chris McKay, AstroGeophysicist, NASA Ames Research Center, California
  • Dr Charles Cockell, Professor of Astrobiology, Maxwell Building, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Jill Mikucki, Professor of Microbiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Dr Bernd Dachwald, IceMole Project, Professor for Astronautical Engineering, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences
  • Dr Bill Stone, Endurance & Valkyrie Project Leader & Founder of Stone Aerospace, Austin, Texas
  • Dr Doug Connelly, Principal Geochemist, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
  • Dr Andy Clarke, British Antarctic Survey
  • Dr Francis Nimmo, Principle Geophysicist, Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, Califonia
  • Dr David Cullen, Professor of Bioanalytical Technology, Centre for Bio-Medical Engineering, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, UK
  • Dr Kris Zacny, Vice-President & Director of Exploration Technology, Honeybee Robotics, Pasadena, Califonia
  • Dr Sanjay Vijendran, Applied Physicist, ESA Ice Penetrator Project, Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration
  • Dr Aydogan Ozcan, Chancellor’s Professor UCLA Electrical & Bioengineering Depts. Assoc. Director California NanoSystems Institute, Founder of Holomic LLC

For more information, visit the conference website.

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