Abstract of the talk:
During this lecture, Getachew will give a brief overview about exoplanets and planets beyond our solar system. He will then talk about the technique used to detect these planets and who is working on searching them. For those curious about finding life out there, Getachew will also explain life searching methods in our solar system as well as in Extrasolar planets.
Getachew Mekonnen Mengistie is a Masters student in the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) at UCT. He is originally from Ethiopia. He is currently based at SAAO doing his research on Gravitational Microlensing and the search for Extrasolar Planets.