On their trip between the Exoplanets 4 and the AbSciCon conferences, researchers from the LIFE initiatives met with colleagues on the US East Coast formeetings and presentations at the University of Maryland, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute.
LIFE team meets with colleagues at University of Maryland, NASA Goddard and STScI
During the general assembly of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS in Grindelwald, Switzerland, LIFE team members Eleonora Alei and Björn Konrad presented their LIFE related research.
The White Paper that we submitted to the ESA in the context of the Voyage 2050 process was published by “Experimental Astronomy”.
ESA announced their choice for future L-class science mission themes and the detection and characterization of temperate exoplanets is considered to be one of them!
Jens Kammerer is presenting a poster on behalf of the LIFE initiative at the STScI spring Symposium “Towards the Comprehensive Characterization of Exoplanets: Science at the Interface of Multiple Measurement Technique”
A number of virtual kick-off meetings were organized to define the various LIFE Teams and Working Groups.
LIFE Paper I entitled “Large Interferometer for Exoplanets (LIFE): I. Improved exoplanet detection yield estimates for a large mid-infrared space-interferometer mission” was submitted to A&A!
“LIFE workshop 3” was held online on Monday, November 30, and Tuesday, December 1, 2020. With more than 150 participants we achieved a new all-time high!
Two LIFE related talks were presented at EPSC 2020.
LIFE was presented at the NASA-sponsored interdisciplinary workshop Technoclimes.