Dr. Henry Throop was responsible for the oversight and management of two of the NASA's major scientific research programs, one of which is New Horizons Mission. Throop’s work has been featured in Science, Nature, Time, The Washington Post and on the History Channel and National Geographic TV. Throop had been working on NASA’s New Horizons mission since 2003, in preparation for its arrival at Pluto in July, 2015, which has been successfully achieved. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pretoria and a Senior Scientist with the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona, USA. His work focuses on the outer solar system and he has published over 40 articles in scientific journals on topics ranging from to rings of Saturn and Jupiter, to planet and star formation, to astrobiology and the origins of life, to searching for (and co-discovering) Pluto's smallest moon, Styx, in 2012.
CC Mehta Auditorium
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Date: 20th Feb.