Trottier Symposium – Are We Alone?: The Search for Earth 2.0

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This year’s Trottier Symposium narrows in on the topics of the origin of life on Earth as well as the possibilities of extraterrestrial life. The third speaker is Dr. Sara Seager (MIT) who was named in Time Magazine’s 25 Most Influential in Space in 2012.

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December 16, 2014 at 4:58 pm


Trottier Symposium – Are We Alone?: Postcards from Mars

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This year’s Trottier Symposium narrows in on the topics of the origin of life on Earth as well as the possibilities of extraterrestrial life. The first speaker is Dr. Jim Bell (Arizona State University, Cornell University).

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December 16, 2014 at 4:51 pm


Trottier Symposium – Are We Alone?: Looking for Technosignatures

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This year’s Trottier Symposium narrows in on the topics of the origin of life on Earth as well as the possibilities of extraterrestrial life. The second speaker is Dr. Jill Tarter (SETI Institute), who was named onf ot eh Time 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2004 and Time 25 in Space in 2012. As well, she received a TED prize in 2009 and public service awards from NASA.

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December 16, 2014 at 4:35 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 60 – Gilles Fontaine

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We talked about white dwarf stars, and the possible existence of planets around them.

Guest: Gilles Fontaine (Université de Montréal)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Gabrielle Simard 

Duration: 22 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

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December 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 59 – Sara Seager

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Sara Seager was one of the invited guest of the Lorne Trottier 2014 Public Science Symposium, and we had the chance for record a podcast with her. The topic of this episode was the search for planets outside of our Solar System, including planets that could be hosting life, and how we would detect those planets.

Guest: Sara Seager

Hosts: Sean Griffin and Sebastien Guillot

Duration: 26 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

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December 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 58 – Jim Bell

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During his visit for the Lorne Trottier 2014 Public Science Symposium, we had the chance to sit with Jim Bell for an AstroMcGill podcast We talked about exploration of the Solar System, and his involvement with Mars exploration missions.

Guest: Jim Bell (Arizona State University and Planetary Society)

Hosts: Robert Archibald and Sean Griffin

Duration: 30 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

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December 2, 2014 at 12:57 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 57 – Marc Delvin

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We discussed galaxy clusters, the growth of large scale structure in the Universe, and Marc’s work on the MUSTANG 2 detector at the Green Bank Telescope.

Guest: Marc Delvin (U. of Pennsynvania)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Robert Archibald

Duration: 24 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

 

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November 25, 2014 at 4:52 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 56 – Kyle Story

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During this episode, we talked about his PhD research work on the observations of the gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background with the South Pole Telescope.

Guest: Kyle Story (U. of Chicago)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Gabrielle Simard

Duration: 15 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

 

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October 28, 2014 at 10:33 am


AstroMcGill Episode 55 – Julie Lavacek-Larrondo

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Following her lecture for the Physical Society Colloquium at McGill, we recorded this episode during which we talked about supermassive black-holes and active galactic nuclei.

Guest: Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo (U. Montreal)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Gabrielle Simard

Duration: 19 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

 

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October 21, 2014 at 12:01 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 54 – Wladimir Lyra

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Welcome to the 4th season of the AstroMcGill Podcasts. This week with Wladimir Lyra, we discussed how gases and tiny rocks around a star combine to form the different objects of a planetary system.

Guest: Wladimir Lyra (CalTech/JPL)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Dave Tsang

Duration: 20 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

 

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October 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm