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Science and Theology of Habitable Worlds Around Other Stars

Jan 20 2018 3pm
Swift Hall, 3rd Floor Lecture
1025 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Karin Öberg

Harvard University


Free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Hildegard of Bingen Society for Christian Thought and Culture.

You can view Professor Öberg's recent presentation at the 2017 Society of Catholic Scientists Conference HERE.

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Image: Trappist-1 System, Courtesy of NASA / JPL-Caltech


Karin Öberg is the Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Astronomy at Harvard. Her research focuses on how chemistry affects star and planet formation and the likelihood of forming habitable planets. Recent highlights include observations of snowlines and organic molecules in Solar Nebula analogs where exoplanets are currently assembling. Dr. Öberg obtained a B.Sc. in chemistry at Caltech in 2005, and a Ph.D. in astronomy at Leiden University in 2009. She received a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2009, and joined the Harvard faculty in 2013. At Harvard, her research in astrochemistry has been recognized with a Sloan fellowship, a Packard fellowship and the Newton Lacy Pierce Award. Dr. Öberg is a Director and co-founder of the Society of Catholic Scientists.