Keck had a big showing at the Deep Carbon Observatory's Third International Meeting in St. Andrews Scotland (March 23-25, 2017). There Bob Hazen, Dan Hummer, Shuanna Morrison, and Ahmed Eleish presented on the latest findings of the Keck Project.
This year's AbSciCon in Tucson, AZ with the theme "Diverse Life and its Detection on Different Worlds", has been a big venue for those on the Keck funded project. Robert Hazen spoke and co-chaired the session "Big Data in Astrobiology", while Shaunna Morrison and Marshall Ma also gave talks. Robert Hazen's talk centered on the findings and next steps in the this project and highlighted the discovery of predicitve 'Big Data' in the geosciences.
On Thursday, May 4th, team members Robert Hazen, Ahmed Eliesh, Chao Liu, Shaunna Morrison, and Mike Meyer presented at the NSF headquaters as part of their 'Distinguished Lecture' series (photo from NSF BIO). Robert Hazen provided the background and main goals of the Keck funded group's work while the others filled in key subject matters (data analytics, the relationship between minerals and paleotectonics, predictive analysis, and paleobiology; respectively). The talk was fully attended and great questions were asked.
Great Job Everyone!