In this lecture, Kevin Peter Hand will explain the science behind how we know these oceans exist and what we suspect about the conditions on these icy worlds.
The second annual meeting of the Simons Collaboration on Homological Mirror Symmetry will be held on Thursaday, Nov. 16 to Friday Nov. 17.
In this lecture, James Wray will describe his team’s efforts to characterize not only the where and the when of water on Mars, but also “how long,” “how warm” and “what was the chemistry?” Incorporating the latest results from both orbital imaging and surface roving, he will describe how these questions — and their preliminary answers — have sharpened our focus in planning the next missions to the Red Planet. Those missions will directly seek the signs of life on ancient Mars and potentially ferry life from Earth to a second home on Mars. These two near-future goals are both synergistic and conflicting, as the talk will discuss.
This conference will review recent developments in statistical mechanics theories of biomolecular systems, identifying the key statistical descriptors this approach entails.