The MIT Sidney Pacific / Presidential Fellows Distinguished Lecture Series presents Exoplanets and the Real Search for Alien Life with Sara Seager (Class of 1941 and Professor of Planetary Science and Physics) on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 6:30pm (with refreshments at 6:00pm) in the Mark Multipurpose Room, MIT Sidney Pacific Graduate Residence. Professor Sara Seager is a planetary scientist and astrophysicist. She has been a pioneer in the vast and unknown world of exoplanets, planets that orbit stars other than the sun. Her ground-breaking research ranges from the detection of exoplanet atmospheres to innovative theories about life on other worlds to development of novel space mission concepts. Now, dubbed an “astronomical Indiana Jones”, she on a quest after the field’s holy grail, the discovery of a true Earth twin. RSVP is optional for the lecture, but required for the dinner lottery.