Seminari


Seminars are organized jointly by the Trieste Astronomical Observatory (INAF/OATS) and the Astronomy Unit of the Physics Dept. of the Trieste University (UNI/TS). They usually take place on Wednesdays at 11:30, in the seminar room (Sala Ovale) of Villa Bazzoni in via Bazzoni 2, TS.

 
NEXT SEMINAR:
 

Wed, SEP 20, 2017
SPEAKER: Giuseppe Murante (INAF-OATS, Trieste, IT)
TITLE: An experiment in Astrobiology: Exploring the climate parameter space of rocky planets


ABSTRACT: Astrobiology is a relatively new and fast-growing science, whose main characteristic is to need expertises from different science fields. I'll show how the climate of a planet influences its habitability. Astronomers from OATs, climatologists from CNR and experts in databases from OATs joined their efforts to build a fast, simplified, yet effective climate model and database for extra-solar planets. I will describe the model, its main feature, its validation, its application to a specific exo-planet (Kepler 452b). I will then show how such a model can be used to explore a huge parameter space and build a database that can be used to characterize classes of habitable planets. I will point out how this particular case is an good example of High-Throughput Computing (HTC). Our database can also be used, e.g., as a tool to get a first estimate of the habitability of a newly discovered rocky planet. Then I will describe possible future developements of such a research line, including the study of the effect of the biosphere itself on the habitability.

contact: Giuseppe Murante

 

 
 
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