March 2022

Sara Seager


Sara Seager is an astrophysicist and a professor of physics and planetary science at MIT. Her research, which earned her a MacArthur Foundation genius grant, has introduced many foundational ideas to the field of exoplanets. She has led different space missions or space mission concept studies, including NASA’s probe-class study team for the Starshade project. She is now at the forefront of the search for the first Earth-like exoplanets and signs of life on them.

Seager is the author of the memoir "The Smallest Lights in the Universe" and the nonfiction work "Exoplanets."

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The Smallest Lights in the Universe
Renowned physicist Sara Seager was searching for exoplanets when she received devastating news about her husband. Join her and moderator Joellen Russell of the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Lab as they discuss her memoir of grand space exploration and the intimacy of family life.

Science Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Science / Medicine / Technology
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Panelist: Sara Seager
Moderator: Joellen Russell
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