Title:"Can we detect life on Mars using nucleic acid sequencing?"
After the ambiguity of the Viking missions in the 1970s, searching for direct signs of life on Mars has halted. This presentation will discuss how we could incorporate nucleic acid sequencing into mission platforms to detect life on Mars and how this technique complements established payloads.
Title:"Signature of a Cosmic String Wake in N-Body Simulations"
I will report on signatures of a cosmic string wake in the non-linear regime.