Greg Laughlin Named Kavli Lecturer for January 2019 Meeting

June 25, 2018

With support from the Kavli Foundation, the Vice-Presidents of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) name a special invited lecturer to kick off each semiannual AAS meeting with a presentation on recent research of great importance. At the 233rd AAS meeting in Seattle, Washington, on 7 January 2019, the Kavli Foundation Plenary Lecture, “A Color Out of Space: ‘Oumuamua’s Brief and Mysterious Visit to the Solar System,” will be given by Gregory P. Laughlin (Yale University). Along with his Yale colleague Darryl Seligman and Konstantin Batygin (Caltech), Laughlin has explored what the detection of the first confirmed interstellar asteroid tells us about planet formation and has described how we might discover and characterize additional such objects.

Excerpt from AAS press release on June 25, 2018 by Dr. Rick Fienberg, AAS Press Officer