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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) pres.

Formation of Habitable Worlds and the Search for Life

Edwin Bergin

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This lecture will be live streamed.

In this lecture our speaker will outline current knowledge and observations of planet formation and how worlds like our own are constructed. Today, we are on the cusp of searching for the presence of life elsewhere. Professor Bergin will also discuss how we will search for Earth-like worlds and begin asking “are we alone in the Universe”?

Edwin (Ted) Bergin is a Professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan. He received his B.S. from Villanova University in 1989, and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1995. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Henry Russel Award, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Michigan for junior faculty. In 2019 he was awarded the Heineman Prize for Astrophysics by the American Astronomical Society and the American Institute of Physics.

This is the fourth of a six-lecture series. The subject of the series is Advances in Science. The next lecture will be on February 11, 2021. The title is Human Dispersal(s) from Africa. Learn from well-known experts about an array of interesting subjects, with an interactive Q&A period following each lecture.

Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the lecture will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
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  • $35 for entire 6-lecture series. $10 for day pass.

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