Maureen Teyssier

Graduate Student

Our Human Search for Life in the Universe

We have only a very small idea of what alien life would look like, but we have a pretty good idea of where to find it. I'll explain how we've used basic principles in chemistry, physics and biology, to place limits on what kinds of life could exist in our universe, and even better limits on where it could exist. From these basic ideas, we learn how scientists have designed targeted studies to find life.