International Conference
"Impacts and their role in the Evolution of Life"
Tällberg, Siljan area, Sweden, 10 - 13 June 2019

General information
The aim of this meeting is to bring together leading researchers from different backgrounds (geologists, geophysicists, astronomers, geochemists, evolutionary biologists, and other researchers with an interest in impact studies) to discuss the influence that impact has had on the evolution of our planet and, possibly, on the emergence of life as well as to exchange recent advances in impact science regarding both terrestrial and planetary impacts. The following themes will be covered by the conference:

  • Impacts, the Early History of the Solar System and the Formation of the Moon
  • Late Accretion and Delivery of Volatiles to the (early) Earth
  • Physical and Chemical Characterisations of Impactors (meteorites, comets etc.)
  • Identification and Exploration of Impact Features
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Impacts of Micrometeorites
  • Ecological and Climatic Consequences of Impacts
  • Impacts as Threats for Life and Humankind
  • Impact Craters and Impact Hydrothermal Systems as Habitats for Life
  • Geoconservation of Impact Areas
  • Impacts as Subjects for Science Education and Outreach

Thus, a broad range of impact related topics will be discussed during the meeting.

Deadlines
Deadline for abstract submission is 31 March 2019. For registration and hotel booking the deadline is 30 April 2019.

Early Career keynote speaker bursaries
Thanks to funding by Europlanet there will be up to 10 bursaries for students and early career scientists whose first Ph.D. in a subject related to the conference theme has been later than 31 March 2011. Recipients of these bursaries will be invited to give a talk and receive free accommodation in single rooms at Hotel Dalecarlia, free meals (breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks and dinners) as well as free paricipation in the excursion. People wishing to appply for bursaries should mention this and the date of award of their Ph. D. when sending their abstract. Deadline for entering the competition and abstract submission is March 31st, 2019. The Scientific Committee will thereafter select the recipients of the bursaries as soon as possible.

Venue
The event will take place at Hotel Dalecarlia, Tällberg, Sweden. Tällberg can be reached very conveniently by train from Stockholm Arlanda Airport and major Swedish cities. Please see the Venue & Access webpage for details.

Scientific Organisation Committee
Natalia Artemieva, Planetary Science Institute, USA
Alexis Brandeker, Stockholm University, Sweden
Charles Cockell, University of Edinburgh, UK
Jamie Elsila, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA
Wolf Geppert, Stockholm University, Sweden
Lydia Hallis, University of Glasgow, UK
Kalle Kirsimäe, University of Tartu, Estonia
Christian Koeberl, Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria
Paula Lindgren, Lund University, Sweden
Anna Losiak, University of Exeter, UK
Ingrid Mann, University of Tromsø, Norway
Simone Marchi, South West Research Institute, Boulder, USA
Karen Meech, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA
Alessandro Morbidelli, Observatory of Cote d'Azur, France
Gisela Pösges, Geopark Ries, Germany
Wolf Uwe Reimold, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Vivi Vajda, Swedish Natural History Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Kai Wünnemann, Natural History Museum, Berlin, Germany

Organisers
The event will be organised by the Nordic Network of Astrobiology, Stockholm University, Lund University and the European Astrobiology Campus. Conference co-chairs will be Wolf Geppert from Stockholm University and Paula Lindgren from Lund University. The organisers are looking forward to welcoming you at the meeting. See you in the Siljan impact crater area in June 2019!


Välkommen till Tällberg !