March 5, 2024
Speaker: Dr. Parvathy Prem – Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Topic: The Moon: Recent Lunar Science and What Lies Ahead
Bio: Dr. Parvathy Prem is a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, MD. Parvathy was born in Kerala, India, and lived and studied in the UK, India, and Singapore before moving to the US in 2010. She holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and now spends most of her time studying the Moon using computer models. She is particularly interested in the Moon’s water cycle, and in understanding how visiting spacecraft interact with the lunar environment. Dr. Prem is also a member of the science teams for NASA’s ongoing Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and upcoming Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) missions.
Format: ZOOM Presentation