EAI online seminar: Our astrochemical origins

Paola Caselli, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 16:00 CEST (14:00 UTC)

In this instalment of the EAI seminar series, the speaker will present a journey from the earliest phases of star formation to protoplanetary disks, with links to our Solar System, highlighting the crucial role of astrochemistry as powerful diagnostic tool of the various steps, as well as to unveil our astrochemical origins.

The talk will be streamed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ablsg65gD98

Click here for more information and a sneak-peak video of the talk!

EAI on-line seminar: Did life originate from low-temperature areas of the Universe?

Sergiy Krasnokutski, MPI for Astronomy, Germany

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 16:00 CEST (14:00 UTC)

The EAI seminar series is back TODAY!

The first seminar will provide an overview of recent studies on low-temperature reactions, which are expected to lead to the formation of complex organic and biologically significant molecules in the interstellar medium. It will focus on the following questions. How large biomolecules can be formed already in space? Can the processes occurring in space affect the origin of life on Earth?

The talk will be streamed at: https://www.gotomeet.me/EAI_online

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The EAI Academy

During the academic year 2021 – 2022, the European Astrobiology Institute (EAI) is organizing the EAI Academy, a series of 16 didactic talks and discussions by experts in the field.

The seminars are offered for free and will be streamed online via zoom every two weeks on Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CET.

The EAI Academy will provide a framework to meet online with the European astrobiology community and to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge through a series of seminars given by experts in these fields.  Each session will include a 30-40 minute didactic talk given by an expert. The talk will be followed by about 20 minutes of questions and answers.

The sessions will be hosted by the Center for Astrobiology (CAB), who will issue a certificate of participation to those who attend at least 10 seminars.

Click here to learn more!

EAI 3rd General Assembly

The third General Assembly of the European Astrobiology Institute will be taking place as an online event on the 5th of October 2021 at 09:30 – 18:00 CEST (UTC + 02:00). 

The programme will include a business meeting and 7 interesting invited talks:

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Astrobiology Introductory Course videos now online

The 2021 session of the Astrobiology Introductory Course (the 14th edition of the school) was held online from June 21 to 25, 2021. This online version generated several hundred registrations from all countries, and nearly 230 participants have taken all of the courses.

All the lectures are now available to everyone on the Youtube channel of the French Astrobiology Society. These videos also join the online database of astrobiology course videos on the Astrobiovideo site.

If sanitary conditions allow it, the next school session will take place in person from March 13 to 19, 2022. All information relating to this new school will be available from the beginning of October on the RED website.

List of lectures from the 2021 session:

Solar System Formation & Exoplanet formation & dynamics” – Sean Raymond (Astrophysicist)

Decoding lights from Exotic Worlds” – Jérémy Leconte (Astrophysicist)

Exoplanets & Habitability” – Emeline Bolmont (Astrophysicist)

Early Earth and Early Life co-evolution (1)” – Stefan Lalonde (Geochemist)

Early Earth and Early Life co-evolution (2)” – Johanna Marin-Carbonne (Geologist)

History, processes, and patterns in biological evolution” – Emmanuel Douzery (Biologist)

Are fossils the witnesses of evolution” – Jean-Sébastien Steyer (Paleontologist)

Prebiotic Chemistry in the Solar System” – Hervé Cottin (Astrochemist)

From Chemistry to Biology” – Kamila Muchowska (Chemist)

Artificial Life and Artificial Intelligence” – Hugues Bersini

Ethical issues in Astrobiology” – Jacques Arnould (CNES Ethics Adviser)

The Tree of Life” – Laura Eme (Biologist)

Life in extreme environments” – Karen Olsson-Francis (Biologist)

Solar System Exploration” – Jean-Pierre Bibring (Astrophysicist)

Life and Space 2021 conference

We cordially invite you to the Life and Space 2021 conference organized by the Polish Astrobiology Society! The conference will be held on 29/09 – 01/10/2021, and will be held in English. We encourage everyone interested to submit a presentation or poster.

Special guests of the conference will be: Jason Dworkin, PhD (Senior
Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA), Sara Imari Walker, PhD (Associate Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State
University; External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute), Prof. Jacek Krełowski
(Professor at Institute of Physics, Rzeszów University), Nils Averesch,
(Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford
University; Center for Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space,
California, USA).

Register via the official website, which contains details of the event and the schedule.

The deadline for registration is 31/08/2021.

Here is the link to the event on Facebook.

July newsletter

The third issue of our quarterly newsletter is now out and available to download!

We’ve got some interesting content, as usual 😎

You can find it here.

EANA21 Outstanding Paper Award

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, EANA is organizing several special events and activities in 2021, one of which will be the EANA outstanding paper award contest.

The winning paper will be awarded a certificate and prize money. The prize money will be handed out to the first author, whereby the certificate will contain the names of all authors and will be sent to all of them.

Registration is open and the deadline for abstract submission is July 31st, 2021, 23:59 (CEST).

Click here to know more about it and good luck to all contestants!