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LAST UPDATE 10:48 PST: APRIL 20, 2017
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April 20, 2017 THURSDAY - Breakthrough Discuss Day One: Stanford University
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9:000:15Welcome - Hosts
Charles Alcock - Peter Michelson - S. Pete Worden
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9:150:45
Keynote: Beyond Proxima b: Searching for the Nearest Red Terrestrial Planets
Keynote 1: Guillem Anglada-Escudé
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Session One: Solar-System-Based Observations of Proxima Cen and Nearby Stars
Olivier Guyon (Chair)
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10:100:20How Common are Potentially Habitable Planets Orbiting Nearby Stars?
Presenter 1: Courtney Dressing
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10:300:20The Habitable Zone Planets Transiting Nearby M Dwarfs
Presenter 2: Zachory Berta-Thompson
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10:500:20The Habitability of Planets Orbiting M-dwarf Stars
Presenter 3: Aomawa Shields
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11:100:15Break
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11:250:20Finding Life on Exo-Earths from its Imprint on Atmospheric Composition
Presenter 4: David Catling
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11:450:20Detecting Oxygen on Earth-Like Planets
Presenter 5: Mercedes López-Morales
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12:050:20Observations of Proxima b and Habitable Planets around Nearby Cool Stars
Presenter 6: Markus Kasper
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12:251:15Lunch
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Panel One: Solar-System-Based Observations of Proxima Cen and Nearby Stars
Olivier Guyon (Chair)
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13:500:35(Panel discussion)
Panelist 1: David Charbonneau
Panelist 2: Lisa Kaltenegger
Panelist 3: Nikole Lewis
Panelist 4: Michael Meyer
Panelist 5: Dimitar Sasselov
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14:250:35(Open discussion)
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15:000:10Break
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15:100:10Breakthrough Listen: Briefing on Initial Analysis ResultsBreifing: Andrew Siemion
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15:200:10Session Two: SETI Observations of Proxima b and Nearby StarsJill Tarter (Chair)
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15:300:20Specialized Observations of Trappist-1 and Other Nearby StarsPresenter 7: Gerry Harp
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15:500:20Pulsed Optical and Near-Infrared SETI Instrumentation
Presenter 8: Shelley Wright
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16:100:20SETI Observations of Nearby Stars with Atmospheric Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Telescopes
Presenter 9: David Williams
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16:300:10Break
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16:400:20Surface Imaging of Proxima b and Earth-like planets
Presenter 10: Svetlana Berdyugina
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Breakthrough Listen Observations of the Proxima Centauri System with the Parkes Telescope
Presenter 11: Daniel Price
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17:200:20The Fast Radio Burst-SETI connection.
Presenter 12: Matthew Bailes
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17:400:10Concluding remarks
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17:500:10Adjourn
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April 21, 2017 FRIDAY - Breakthrough Discuss Day Two: Stanford University
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9:000:10WelcomeS. Pete Worden
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9:100:40
Keynote: TRAPPIST-1 and SPECULOOS Planets: A Chance to Detect Chemical Traces of Life Beyond our Solar System
Michaël Gillon
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9:500:15Break
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10:050:15Panel Two: SETI Observations of Proxima b and Nearby StarsJill Tarter (Chair)
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10:200:35(Panel discussion)
Panelist 6: Ian Morrison
Panelist 7: Tabetha Boyajian
Panelist 8: Alexander Panov
Panelist 9: Jason Wright
Panelist 10: Lucianne Walkowicz
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10:550:35(Open discussion)
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11:301:00Lunch
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Session Three: Scientific Goals and Instrumentation for a Flyby Visit of the Nearest Stars
Avi Loeb (Chair)
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12:400:20The Path and Challenges to Interstellar Flight
Presenter 13: Phillip Lubin
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13:000:20How to Ride a Laser Beam
Presenter 14: Zac Manchester
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13:200:20Hard-Brake at Alpha Centauri – Stay a Little Longer?
Presenter 15: René Heller
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13:400:10Break
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13:500:20Observations To Assess Habitability and Life for Extrasolar Planets
Presenter 16: Victoria Meadows
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14:100:20Towards the Detection of Biosignatures and Technosignatures on Exoplanets
Presenter 17: Manasvi Lingam
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14:300:20Lessons learned from Flybys in the Solar System
Presenter 18: Laura Kreidberg
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14:500:10Break
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Panel Three: Scientific Goals and Instrumentation for a Flyby Visit of the Nearest Stars
Avi Loeb (Chair)
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15:100:35(Panel discussion)
Panelist 11: Harry Atwater
Panelist 12: Ruslan Belikov
Panelist 13: Jim Benford
Panelist 14: Blakesley Burkhart
Panelist 15: Jeff Kuhn
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15:450:35(Open discussion)
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16:200:15Summary & Concluding Remarks
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16:350:15Adjourn
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