BIosignaturesAcross Space and time

BIosignaturesAcross Space and time BIosignaturesAcross Space and time
  • Contact

    Nicola McLoughlin
    University of Bergen
    Allegate 41

  • Keywords

    biosignatures, astrobiology, interrstellar medium, exoplanets, geochronology, life in extrem environments

  • Registration costs

    NOK 1200,-

  • Working language

    English

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Two big questions are at the centre of research regarding the emergence of life on Earth and the possibility of life in the universe: (a) is there life on other celestial bodies? and (b) when did life first appear on Earth ? To throw light on these questions, reliable methods for the detection of life using unambiguous biosignatures are essential. In this respect huge progress has been made during the last years. For example, new space missions like ECHO are planned to characterise atmospheres of exoplanets and sophisticated methods for detecting life in ancient geological formations have been developed

This meeting will to bring together astronomers, geologists, biologists and other interested scientists to share interdisciplinary approaches to detect signs of life on early Earth and other celestial bodies (including exoplanets) and to elucidate the environmental limits and origins of life.

The meeting is co-organised by the Nordic Network of Astrobiology and the Centre of Geobiology at the University of Bergen and will take place from 20 to 22 May 2014 at the Egget Auditorium at the University of Bergen. 

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