The Centre for Exoplanets and Habitability convenes a Postgraduate module, "Habitability in the Universe", which is run by the Institute for Advance Teaching and Learning. This module is open to all postgraduates, from all disciplines, and covers the subject of habitability from myriad perspectives. More details can be found on the module's home page.
CEH member James Blake won the award for Best Poster at the 2018 Posters in Parliament competition, hosted by the University of Sheffield. Over 50 students were selected from institutions across the UK and tasked with presenting undergraduate research. James' research on lithopanspermia, the theory that life can hop from place to place throughout the Universe aboard asteroids and comets, managed to capture the judges' imagination.
Poster available here
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.
The CEH and IATL are please to announce the winners of the "Concepts of Habitability" competition. There were several high quality entries, and judging was very difficult. But the judges have selected an overall winner and two runners-up. Visit the competition page for details, and to see the winning entries.
Owing to a low number of sign-ups, the Forbidden Planets roundtable discussion with author Alastair Reynolds has unfortunately had to be CANCELLED.
The CEH will instead be recording an interview with Alastair, discussing his work in the context of habitability. This interview will be posted on the website in the near future.
We apologise to all who were looking forward to the event.