Biosignatures Across Space and Time (Biosignatures)
Organization: Nordic Network of Astrobiology
Venue: University of Bergen
|Event Date/Time: May 20, 2014 / 9:00 am - (GMT +1:00 hours)||End Date/Time: May 22, 2024 / 11:00 pm - (GMT +1:00 hours)|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 31, 2014||Time: 23:59:00(GMT +1:00 hours)|
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 Geophysics at the University of Bergen and will take place from 20 to 22 May 2014 at the Egget Auditorium at the University of Bergen. For further information about the event, access the website: