CONTACT 2018 Keynote Speaker:
Nathalie A. Cabrol

Nathalie A. Cabrol

"From Habitability to Life:
The Changing Nature of Planetary and Space Exploration"

Nathalie is the Director of SETI Institute Carl Sagan Center where she spearheads a new multidisciplinary roadmap to bridge astrobiology and SETI. She has a background in planetary and environmental sciences, and astrobiology. Her research focuses on the exploration of habitability and life beyond Earth.

She counts over 470 peer-reviewed publications and proceedings of professional conferences, and is the author of three books, and 10 chapters of books on the subject of planetary science and exploration, astrobiology, and terrestrial extreme environments.

Nathalie is the recipient of NASA and other research awards. She is a Carey Fellow (Wings Worldquest Women of Discovery - Air and Space, 2007), and a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences since 2016. She was honored to present the Sagan Lecture at AGU in December 2016. She has given over 400 public lectures on the subjects of planetary science, exploration, and the search for life beyond Earth. Nathalie holds the world record for woman diving at altitude (scuba and free diving).