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Understanding Science Seminar: The Evolution of Planets, Habitability and Life 

ISSI-BJ organized Understanding Science seminar very successfully at Bridge Café on May 25 2016, a coffeehouse in Tsinghua university district Wudaokou. The lecture on “The Evolution of Planets, Habitability and Life” was held by Prof. Tilman Spohn, geophysicist from DLR Institute of Planetary Research of Germany. More than 45 scientists and young students joined his talk. 

During his talk, Prof. Tilman Spohn explained thousands of new planets orbiting stars other than our own Sun have recently been discovered, the evolution of planets, habitability and life. 

"Understanding Science - Beijing" is organized by the UK Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the Institute of Physics (IoP) of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the International Space Science Institute-Beijing. Its goal is to make a broader public aware of today’s accomplishments in research through short scientific lectures in English (popularization talks) as well as to have an opportunity to talk with either international or Chinese scientists currently carrying out research in China, in an informal, international and multidisciplinary environment. 

About the speaker: Prof. Tilman Spohn is a geophysicist at DLR Institute of Planetary Research of Germany. After he obtained his Ph.D. from Goethe University in Frankfurt, he served on different high-level Committees as a member of Chair including ISSI. Since 2004, he has been DLR Director Institute of Planetary Research, Berlin of Germany. 

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