A Spectral Database for Earth-Like ExoplanetsPresenter: Lisa Kaltenegger, Cornell University When: December 1, 2014 1PM PSTA decade of exoplanet search has led to surprising discoveries, from hot giant planets orbiting their star within a few days, to planets orbiting two Suns, extremely hot worlds with potentially permanent lava on their surfaces due to the star’s proximity all the way to the first potential rocky…See More
Hotwired Life: Microbial Energy Acquisition by Electron Transfer Across the Biotic-Abiotic InterfacePresenter: Moh El-Naggar, University of Southern California When: October 27, 2014 1PM PDTReduction-oxidation (redox) reactions and electron transport are essential to life’s energy conversion pathways. But what if there was also a direct link allowing electron exchange between the living and non-living worlds? We now…See More
Alexis Templeton is the Principal Investigator of the Rock-Powered Life team with the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI). She is a geomicrobiologist with expertise in microbe/mineral interactions, biomineralization, chemical imaging, spectroscopy, and isotope geochemistry.
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