Seager Delivers Sturm Memorial Lecture

On April 29, Sara Seager, Class of 1941 Professor of Planetary Science and Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spoke on “The Search for Earth 2.0” at the annual Sturm Memorial Lecture. (Photos by Dat Vu ’15)

Seager is a pioneer in the field of exoplanets, specifically in characterizing the atmospheres and searching for life on those distant worlds. Her talk addressed the age-old question: "Are we alone?"

Seager is a pioneer in the field of exoplanets, specifically in characterizing the atmospheres and searching for life on those distant worlds. Her talk addressed the age-old question: “Are we alone?”

According to Assistant Professor of Astronomy Seth Redfield, students, faculty, and members of the community who attended the talk found it to be very thought-provoking. Following the lecture, Seager had a continuous line of people waiting to speak with her one-on-one, said Redfield.

According to Assistant Professor of Astronomy Seth Redfield, students, faculty, and members of the community who attended the talk found it to be very thought-provoking. Following the lecture, Seager had a continuous line of people waiting to speak with her one-on-one, said Redfield.

The talk was sponsored by the Astronomy Department, the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Baldwin Lecture Fund, and the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium.

The talk was sponsored by the Astronomy Department, the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Baldwin Lecture Fund, and the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium.