Where are our Closest Neighbours? Looking for Life on Nearby Exoplanets

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Approximately a quarter of stars are now believed to host potentially habitable exoplanets. Thanks to recent advances in wavefront control and starlight suppression techniques, telescopes and instruments are now being developed to identify and characterize such planets around nearby stars. I will describe these efforts, and show how optical tricks will soon allow search for life in our galactic neighborhood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberJF1N.1
JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO AT 2016 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2016Jun 10 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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