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Dr Daniel Price

Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow
School of Physics and Astronomy
Monash University

Abstract

Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? We haven't found it yet, but we've learnt a lot about what is possible. I'll discuss the revolution that has occurred in the last few years in our understanding of planets and other planetary systems outside our own solar system. I'll discuss some of the latest images of solar systems 'caught in the act' of formation, the work we have done here at Monash to understand this, and what this suggests about there being life out there.

Biography

Dr Daniel Price is a Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow at the Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA) in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this he was a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Astrophysics group of the School of Physics at the University of Exeter (before which he also held a PPARC/STFC Postdoctoral Research fellowship at Exeter). He completed his PhD at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. It all started out with an honours year here at Monash.