AbSciCon 2021 is the next in a series of conferences organized by the astrobiology community. Origins and Exploration: From Stars to Cells is the theme.
The conference brings the astrobiology community together every two years to share research, collaborate, and plan for the future. Diversity, interdisciplinary research and engaging topics make AbSciCon the premier conference for astrobiology.
AbSciCon will be at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown, located at 255 Courtland Street NE. The Hilton is in the heart of Atlanta with easy access to local attractions and the MARTA rapid transit. Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a 12-minute drive.
Plenary Spearker: Reva Kay Williams
From Supermassive Stars to Quasars: Production of Stardust: The Seeds of Life in the Universe
Dr. Reva Kay Williams is a research assistant professor at University of Toledo. She is the nation’s first Black female theoretical astrophysicist. She is an expert on black hole physics and the first person to successfully work out the Penrose mechanism to extract energy from a rotating black hole using Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, thus, explaining how quasars are powered. Dr. Williams attended Northwestern University as an undergraduate and received her Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington. She was awarded a Ford Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Florida.