The lecture was recorded on November 6, 2019 and Tasker’s talk was titled “Home away from home, the hunt for habitable planets.”
Tasker is a British astrophysicist, science writer and an Associate Professor at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
As you’ll hear, Tasker is a very good science communicator. In this lecture, she takes a very complicated topic, the hunt for exoplanets, and in particular habitable worlds, and provides the listener with a true appreciation of what we know and don’t know, how we search, and where we might find life. I was enlightened by her lecture, and I think you will be as well.