The summer school will present an overview of the pathways formation of habitable planets both in our and extrasolar planets. It is co-organised by the
, the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership "European Astrobiology Campus" and the EU COST Action
. Its programme includes:
The deadline for application is 15 January 2015 23:59:00 UTC .
For further information about the event, access its website.
Nordic-Hawai'i Summer School "Water, Ice and the Origin of Life in the Universe", Iceland, 1-13 July 2015
The summer school Water, Ice and the Origin of Life in the Universe, which will be held in Iceland from 1 to 13 July 2015, aims to give participants a thorough high-level introduction into the role of water in the evolution of life in the cosmos, starting from formation of water molecules in space and ending with evolution of the first organisms. It will bring together students and researchers from a multitude of different science branches, making it a truly multidisciplinary event. Field studies on the colonisation of lava fields and glaciers will complement the lectures. The programme of the summer school comprises:
- lectures by internationally leading scientists covering a broad range of subjects in astrobiology
- investigation of colonisation of volcanic rocks and glaciers with in situ life detection techniques
- excursions to geologically and biologically interesting sites (lava caves, new lava fields)
- 2 poster sessions for students and early career scientists
A multitude of highly merited researchers have agreed to teach at the course (see the Programme page for details. The deadline for application is 20 March 2015 23:59:00 UTC. For details please check the summer school website
Summer course "Life on Earth and Beyond - The History and Philosophy of the Origin of Life"
Island of Ven, 4 - 6 May 2015
The aim of the course is to give participants a thorough overview of the historical, philosophical and ethical questions arising in this field. It is co-organised by the Nordic Network of Astrobiology and the EU COST Action "Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth and in the Universe". The course is open for students and scientists in humanities, natural, social and political sciences. It will, amongst others deal with the following themes:
- Definition of life in a historical and philosophical context
- Biochemical evolution
- The tree of bioogical evolution
- Search for life outside Earth
- Philosophical, ethical and political questions arising with the quest for life on other celestial bodies
A multitude of highly merited researchers have agreed to teach at the course: (see the course website for details. The deadline for application is 15 January 2015 23:59:00 UTC .