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Dynamical and Biological Panspermia Constraints Within Multiplanet Exosystems

Dimitri Veras leads an interdisciplinary team of astronomers and biologists in a study exploring the dynamical and biological constraints of interplanetary panspermia. This is the theory that life can hop from planet to planet via some mechanism, most likely aboard asteroids or comets.

This work was published in Astrobiology, Volume 18, Number 9

Open access link: arXiv

CEH members involved: Dimitri Veras (lead), David Armstrong, James Blake, Jose Gutiérrez-Marcos & Hendrik Schäefer


Interview with Alastair Reynolds

On the 23rd June 2016, the CEH held an interview between science fiction author Alastair Reynolds and Jonathan Heron from Warwick. Their conversation touched on science, creativity and recent blockbuster science fiction such as Interstellar and Moon. Visit the Forbidden Planets Interview page to find it.


"Concepts of Habitability" Competition

The CEH is pleased to announce the launch of its "Concepts of Habitability" competition, exploring concepts of habitability both on Earth and other worlds.

We invite submissions from all students, both postgraduate and undergraduate, in any medium. Entries must fit within an A1 display area, and judging will take place in the Teaching Grid on Thursday 23rd June, 5pm to 6pm. The winning entry will be awarded prize money (in Amazon vouchers) of £100, with extra prizes in additional subcategories.

More information is available at the competition webpage.