Published: 27 May 2023

Pro ISSI Talk with Prof. Michel Mayor (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Pro ISSI Talk

Billions of Planets in the Milky Way: The Quest for Earth-Twins and Maybe Life

“Do there exist many worlds, or is there but a single world? This is one of the most noble and exalted questions in the study of Nature.”

Albertus Magnus (circa 1200–1280)

Are there other worlds in the universe? Does life exist elsewhere in the cosmos? The technology of our time has made it possible to transform this dream of antiquity into a fascinating field of current astrophysics.