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A740 - Astrobiology Seminar Spr 2009 - Syllabus

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All classes meet Mondays, 15:00-16:00, PSB 211, unless otherwise noted. Bold dates indicate a special seminar (e.g. different date, joint with another department).

# Date   Who Topic
1 01/26 Tetsuya Hama
Kyoto Univ.
Photolysis of Astrophysically Relevant Ices
2 02/02 Tobias Owen
UHNAI, IfA
Water in the Solar System, Clues from H and N Isotopes
3 02/09 Rich Gazan
UHNAI, ICS
Integrating Diverse Domains of Investigation in Astrobiology
4 02/12 Walt Dudley
Univ. Waterloo
Carbon Nanoparticles in Space & in the Laboratory
5 02/23 Lydie Bonal
UH, HIGP
Highly 15N-Enriched Chondritic Clasts in the Isheyevo Meteorite[Abstract]
6 Thurs
02/26
4:00pm
Steve D'Hondt
Univ. Rhoad Island
[Bio]
Geographic Distribution of Respiration and Biomass in Subseafloor Sediment[Abstract]
7 03/02 Erik Melchiorre / Becky Tayln
Cal State Univ.
Nitrogen Isotopes as Astrobiological Indicators: The Role of Animal Behavior[Abstract]
8 Fri
03/06
IfA
1:00pm
Michael Mumma
NASA Goddard
[Bio]
Methane on Mars[Abstract]
9 03/09
MSB 114
Jan Amend
Washington Univ.
[Bio]
Geochemical Energy- Based Metabolism: Hydrothermal Systems, Origin of Life, & a Little Biology[Abstract]
10 Thurs
03/12
IfA
2:00pm
Jonathan Fortney
UCSC
[Bio]
Extra Solar Planet Gas Giant Atmospheres[Abstract]
11 03/16 Brett Gladman
Univ. Br. Columbia
[Bio]
Panspermia
12 03/30 Gayle Phillip
UHNAI
Microbial Genomics - Caves and Oceans [Abstract]
13 04/06 Karen Meech
UHNAI, IfA
[Bio]
Activity in Distant Comets [Abstract]
14 04/13
Cancelled
Ben Finney
UH, Anthropology
Human Space Exploration and Implications for Human Evolution
15 04/20 No Seminar
 
 
16 04/27 Mike Mottl
UH, Oceanography
Mud Volcanos in the Mariana Forearc: Serpentinization, Abiogenic Methane Production, Extremo- philic Archaea, and Implications for Astrobiology[Abstract]
17 05/04 Chris Bennett
UH, Chemistry
Synthesis of Molecules in Solar System and Interstellar Ices Subjected to Radiation[Abstract]

Reading List

Last modified: April 30, 2009
Karen Meech
Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822
meech@ifa.hawaii.edu