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 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?
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 zoomevery 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.