The search for Earth's twin with Dr Stuart Clark

David Elder Lecture Programme 2016/17


with Dr Stuart Clark

6 Oct 2016 | 1830 & 2000


An interview with Dr Stuart Clark in advance of the lecture is available below.

There are now more than 3000 planets known to exist around other stars, yet none resemble our own world. After more than two decades of discoveries, we have found planets blacker than coal; ones bathed in molten lava; others which are perpetually scoured by hurricane-force winds; some that have not one sun but two to rise in the morning, and yet more that are perpetually drowned in global oceans. This lecture will take you on a journey through these exotic realms in search of a planet like our own that can sustain life.

Dr Stuart Clark is an award-winning author and journalist, who specialises in bringing the complex world of astronomy to the general public. He writes the Guardian’s astronomy blog, Across the Universe, which was read by more than 3 million people in 2015. He has a first class honours degree and a PhD in astrophysics, is a visiting fellow at the University of Hertfordshire, and a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. Stuart’s books have been translated into 20 languages. His latest is The Search for Earth’s Twin (Quercus).

An audio podcast of this event is available below


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