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University of Alberta PCL lounge (CCIS 1-430)

Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science

Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9

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The University of Alberta is hosting its annual Graduate Physics Symposium. The night will consist of scientific demos, dialogue and a presentation by Dr. Diana Valenica, a Professor at the University of Toronto. There will be snacks and refreshments for all to enjoy. Stop by to learn a little bit more about the science being done at the university.

The title and abstract for Dr. Valencia's talk is below.

Title: From Earth to super-Earths and Beyond

It has been a little over 20 years that we know there are planets around other stars and 10 years that we know there are solid planets around other stars with the first super-Earth discovered: GJ876d. In the last few years, we have also learned that super-Earths and mini-Neptunes are the most common planet in the galaxy, improving our chances to find another habitable planet. To study these planets, we base our knowledge on what we have learned about the Earth and our planet neighbours, and test these ideas on these new and sometimes exotic planets. I will discuss the most prominent findings about the characteristics, evolution and potential for life of Super-Earths and Mini-Neptunes.
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