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GSFC Exoplanet seminar series

Thursdays at 11AM ET; other days and times as noted

The GSFC Exoplanet seminar series features hybrid and virtual scientific talks every other Thursday given by SEEC and external exoplanet scientists. Topics range from observations and atmospheric modeling to planetary interiors and orbital dynamics. Previous talks can be found on our YouTube Channel. The best way to stay up to date with the latest Exoplanet seminar news is by joining our mailing list. You must be on the Goddard network to use that link. However, anyone is welcome to join the list even with a non-NASA email, simply email Joe Renaud if you would like to be added. If you would like to give a talk, or recommend someone else as a speaker, please contact one of the hosts listed below. Also contact us if you are interested in becoming a host, we always need more volunteers!

Seminar Hosts:
Joe Renaud (GSFC 698),
Prabal Saxena (GSFC 693),
Alison Farrish (GSFC 674),
Kellen Lawson (GSFC 667),
Eleonora Alei (GSFC 693)
& Estelle Janin (ASU)

Upcoming seminars

Who Run The World? (Flares): Ozone production in steam atmospheres during M-dwarf superflares

Monica Vidaurri (UC Riverside)

May 14, 2024, 11am US Eastern

Hybrid: B34 W305 & Zoom

Climate Regimes Across the Habitable Zones of Dim Stars

Ana Lobo (UC Irvine)

May 16, 2024, 11am US Eastern

Hybrid: B34 W120A & Zoom

Bioverse: What science questions can we answer with next-gen exoplanet surveys?

Daniel Apai (U. of Arizona)

May 20, 2024, 11am US Eastern

Hybrid: B34 E114 & Zoom


Quadry Chance (U. of Florida)

May 30, 2024, 11am US Eastern

Hybrid: B34 W120A & Zoom


Jingwen Zhang (U. of Hawai'i)

June 20, 2024

Hybrid: B34 W120A & Zoom


Hayley Beltz (UMD College Park)


Hybrid: B34 W120A & Zoom


Vera Berger (Cambridge)


Hybrid: B34 W120A & Zoom


Munazza Alam (STScI)


Hybrid: B34 W120A & Zoom

Previous seminars



Spin Me a Tale Stellar Rotation in the TESS Era

Rae Holcomb (UC Irvine)

May 9, 2024

Commissioning of Gemini Planet Imager 2.0

Garima Singh (Gemini North Observatory)

April 11, 2024

Constraining the LIFE Instrument Requirements Using Solar System Objects

Björn Konrad (ETH Zurich)

February 15, 2024

Recording of this talk is unavailable.

Development of Scalar Vortex Coronagraphs

Niyati Desai (CalTech)

January 4, 2024


Titan-like Exoplanets in the Era of HWO

Ryan Felton (NASA Ames)

December 14, 2023

Unveiling the Atmospheres of Exoplanets with Direct-Imaging Observations

Óscar Carrión-González (l'Observatoire de Paris)

November 30, 2023

Exploring the Diversity of Highly Irradiated Exoplanets by their Multidimensional Nature Recording of this talk is not available.

Lisa Dang (U. de Montreal)

November 16, 2023

Detecting and Characterizing Earth-like Exoplanets with the ELTs and HWO

Miles Currie (University of Washington)

October 19, 2023

The Influence of Elemental Abundance on Planet Formation and Structure

Kiersten Boley (Ohio State University)

October 12, 2023

Hidden Water Deep in super-Earth and sub-Neptunes: Recording available upon reqest

Caroline Dorn (ETH Zurich)

October 10, 2023

The KOBE Experiment: K-dwarfs Orbited by Habitable Exoplanets

Jorge Lillo-Box (Center for Astrobiology, Spain)

September 28, 2023

Exoplanet Characterization and Evolution through JWST and Solar System Synergy

Yamila Miguel (Leiden Observatory)

August 10, 2023

Atmospheric Grid Models for Interpreting Emission Spectroscopy

Lindsey Wiser (ASU)

June 22, 2023

Preparing for the Next Generation of Space Telescopes

Rob Zellem (NASA Ames)

June 16, 2023

The gaseous environment around A-type stars: a multi-wavelength view

Isabel Rebollido (CdA - Madrid)

May 11, 2023

Searching for Phosphine in the Atmosphere of Venus: Now You See It - Now You Don't

Martin Cordiner (GSFC / CUA)

March 23, 2023

How to Form a Habitable Planet

Meredith MacGregor (U. of Colorado)

January 31, 2023

How Common is Planet Engulfment?

Aida Behmard (Caltech)

January 26, 2023


First Exploration of the Entire Runaway Greenhouse Transition with a 3D GCM

Guillaume Chaverot (University of Geneva)

December 1, 2022

"Dipper Stars": A Serendipitous Window into the Realm of Planet Formation

Eric Gaidos (U. of Hawai'i - Mānoa)

November 21, 2022

Kepler Bonus: 400,000+ New Light Curves from Kepler's Background Sources

Jorge Martinez-Palomera (NASA Ames/BAERI)

November 10, 2022

Small Satellites and Science: An Overview of the CUTE CubeSat Mission

Arika Egan, U. of Colorado

November 3, 2022

High-contrast, high-resolution spectroscopy of exoplanets with VLT-RISTRETTO

Christophe Lovis, Uni. of Geneva

September 8, 2022

Prospects for Characterizing Exoplanet Atmospheres Using Low SNR Methods

Kristin Showalter Sotzen, JHU/APL

August 25, 2022

A Prototype Instrument for the Direct Characterization of Young Giant Exoplanets

Mona El Morsy, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique

July 29, 2022

Detecting Potential Biosignatures in the Atmospheres of Gas Dwarfs

Caprice Phillips, Ohio State University

June 16, 2022

Exoplanet Exploration After the 2020 Decadal Survey

Scott Gaudi, Ohio State University

April 14, 2022