Cornell University

Lisa Kaltenegger

Speaker 2014 2014 Speaker Breakthrough Day

Lisa Kaltenegger is Professor at Cornell, leader of the Carl Sagan Institute and former DFG Emmy Noether Group Leader at the MPIA, Heidelberg for extrasolar planet characterisation and lecturer at Harvard Astrophysics Department and Research Associate at SAO. Her work focuses on characterizing extrasolar rocky planets, modeling the atmospheric spectral fingerprints of terrestrial planets and specially indicators for life on them, depending on geological cycles, biological environments and age of evolution. She is a Co-Investigator on the MIT NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) node and part of the EC of NASA’s Extrasolar Planet Analysis Group.

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