SETI Talks

SETI Talks is a monthly public lecture series that showcases research relevant to astrobiology from prominent scientists, authors and experts from within the SETI Institute and beyond. Some recent topics featured include AI and space, Mars exploration, planetary protection, Cassini, ‘Oumuamua and the anthropocene.

SETI Talks are held at SRI International Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA, but they are also shared live, via Facebook, and recordings are posted to the SETI Talks YouTube channel

Exocomets: Now you see them, now you don't

, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Minor bodies such as Kuiper Belt objects, comets, and asteroids constitute the rocky and icy debris left over from the planet building phase of our solar system.

Constraining the Evolution of a Delta Deposit on Mars from Orbit

, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Decades of planetary exploration have revealed widespread evidence for ancient fluvial activity on the surface of Mars, including deeply incised valleys, paleolake basins, and an extensive sedimentary rock record.

Sustainable Energy Now and in a Livable Future

, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
It has been scientifically clear for some time that the global community must decarbonize the energy and material system entirely by mid-century.

How Stars Form

, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Stars are the atoms of the universe.

The Late Veneer and Earth's habitability

, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Asteroid impacts were a hazard to any life on the Hadean Earth. A traditional approach to geochemical models of the asteroid impactors uses the concentration of highly siderophile elements including the Pt-group in the silicate Earth.