Lisa Dang is an enthusiastic, outgoing and optimistic PhD student in Astrophysics at McGill University. During her graduate degree, she also held a research position at the NASA Spitzer Science Center at Caltech in Pasadena, California. Right now, she’s studying the diversity of exoplanets and their climate, with a variety of space telescopes, and most excitingly with the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope. She hopes to understand how planets form and evolve, to ultimately uncover the recipe for habitable planets! When she’s not busy scratching her head looking at copious amounts of data, you can find her traveling, drawing, or taking care of her plants!
Tune in for answers to questions like...
Is there life in the universe beyond earth?
How do we define life?
How old are you in "Hot Jupiter" years?
What and how have we learned about exoplanets?
What are the mechanisms behind tidal locking?
Topics & Concepts
A Simplified Universe
Our Special Solar System
Exotic Planets: Hot Jupiters & Magma Earths
The Era of Exoplanet Characterization
The James Webb Space Telescope
Hubble & The Visible Light Problem
Spitzer & Infrared Astronomy
Geocentric & Earth-Trailing Orbits
The Kepler Planet-Finder Mission
Wacky Weather Systems
The TRAPPIST System
My New Audio Course on Listenable: The Secret Life of Words https://listenable.io/web/courses/402/the-secret-life-of-words/
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