2nd Annual Edmund Weaver Lecture in Astronomy

The exoplanet image is of a potentially earth like exoplanet (Kepler-186f. Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle).

Fantastic worlds and where to find them

a public lecture by

Dr Phil Sutton

University of Lincoln

Wednesday 10 April 2019

6 pm – 7:20 pm

Newton Lecture Theatre INB0114 in the Isaac Newton building, University of Lincoln

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In recent years there has been an explosion in the discovery of new planets orbiting stars other than our Sun. Previously the idea of exotic planets orbiting multiple stars has been left purely to science fiction. However, science has now discovered such worlds. We will look at some of these recent discoveries and discuss in the context of potential life. We will finish by considering where the best places to look for life might be, in our own solar system or even moons or large moons around massive exoplanets.


Phil Sutton graduated in Physics with Astrophysics from Nottingham Trent University. He worked at the physics department of Loughborough University for 10 years where he also completed a PhD degree on Saturn’s narrow F ring. One of aims of his work was to create numerical models to replicate observations taken by the Cassini spacecraft. Phil joined the University of Lincoln in September 2017 to start a new direction in astrophysics.

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