This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute.
Watch a video of Dr. Uma Gorti giving a one-minute summary of her work.
Uma Gorti joined the SETI Institute's Carl Sagan Center in 2008 as a Principal Investigator and is mainly interested in star and planet formation. She is currently working on understanding how planet-forming disks evolve, and is developing models that one day will be compared with future observations to be taken by the Herschel, SOFIA, JWST, ALMA and other telescopes. Such studies will help us understand the conditions under which planets form and the likelihood of planet formation, and hence life, in different star forming environments.