Nigel Mason, University of Kent, UK

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 16:00 CEST (14:00 UTC)

Astrobiology has two principal goals: 1) to learn how life began and evolved on Earth, and 2) to establish whether life exists elsewhere in the universe. Understanding the cosmic evolution of molecules that carry the elements C, H, O, P, S and N is central to this quest. Today we know that there is a rich and complex chemistry pervading the Interstellar medium and that this is retained amidst star and planet formation being observed in cometary bodies. However, the mechanisms by which such molecules are synthesized and the complexity that can be achieved remains subject of considerable uncertainty and provides a challenge to both the laboratory and modelling communities. In this talk I will review what we know, what we need to know and why we have not made the progress we expected in the last decade. I will then discuss some ideas of how we can overcome current challenges and achieve these two goals.

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

Space Law & Governance meeting

We would like to thank the CEO of Hellas Sat 🛰🛰🛰Χριστόδουλος Πρωτοπαπάς for sharing our event poster, and also for his kind words on our design. 😊In addition, we are very happy to host the first Greek woman space laywer.😊🚀🚀🛰🛰🛰🚀🚀

AbGradE: Space Law and Governance abstract deadline extenison

📣 DEADLINE EXTENSION 📣As a result of the interest in our upcoming Space Law and Governance event we are extending the abstract deadline to 23.59 CET on WEDNESDAY 24th MARCH! 🌟We have 6 excellent invited speakers confirmed (announcement soon), so this is a great chance to present your work alongside figures from government, industry and academia! Join nearly 100 attendees who have already registered at forms.gle/ydrEMWUUXE2FcDMV6🖋

Red 2021

The RED 2021 meeting is addressed to:

• Any student preparing his PhD thesis in Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry, Biology or History/Philosophy of sciences in France or any other country.
• Any students or young scientist wishing to acquire an interdisciplinary training in astrobiology to complete their initial training and to be able to address issues about the origins of life on Earth, its evolution and its distribution in the Universe.

The program of RED’21/Astrobiology Introductory Course is complementary to that of RED’19, however it is not necessary to have followed it to participate in this new school.

Register here.

AbGradE upcoming meeting

AbGrade is pleased to make a 📣SPECIAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT📣⚖️

“AbGradE: Space Law and Governance” virtual conference

will be held on 7th May! (Abstract deadline 19th March 📅)Expert keynotes, early-career research talks and Q&A panels…FREE and open to all interested in this topic!📝 Register TODAY and find more info at https://forms.gle/C62JukMermeVwc1QA