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Wang Haiyang, Dr.

4.0_project, 4.2_project, ETH Zürich, Institut für Teilchen- und Astrophysik
PostDoc
8093 Zürich

Please give us a personal quote or a quote of a famous person (e.g. of Albert Einstein) that describes you and your life/work.
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan
Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
Through multidisciplinary research I am exploring chemical fingerprints of habitable worlds within and beyond our Solar System.
How did you get into this research/work field?
By chance I ended my study in rock physics and subsurface geophysics and transitioned to planetary science, which has really opened my mind to appreciate and explore the place(s) of mankind in the cosmic setting.
What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
Planet Matilda – A confirmed, habitable world to life as we know it!
You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
Integrating multidisciplinary knowledge and technologies on the intellectual platform enabled by the NCCR to tackle pressing questions step by step towards answering “Are we alone?” and “Where we go?”

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